A vegan sushi bowl recipe perfect for the entire family. It's an easy dinner that is veggie packed and customizable for all eaters!
This deconstructed sushi bowl is a great way to add more veggies in your life. Allow everyone to build their own for a zero complaint meal!
This post was originally published on March 20, 2014.
Vegan sushi is one of my favorite meals, so many veggies packed into one place. Up your game by making it even easier and throwing it in a bowl! Drizzle on your sauce and it's the ultimate meal.
How to Make a Vegan Sushi Bowl
Seriously the easier the better when it comes to healthy meals, and you can't get much easier than meals in a bowl. Plus, this helps with picky eaters because they can add whatever they like!
To make this delicious vegan sushi bowl, decide on the base you want (it can be rice, quinoa, etc) and pick your toppings.
To make this healthy sushi bowl recipe you will need:
- Sushi rice
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Green onion
- Tamari or soy sauce
- Spicy Cilantro Sauce
Step by Step Instructions
As I mentioned, this recipe is so easy to make! It's basically and dump, drizzle and eat situation.
- Prep all your toppings.
- Build your bowls.
- Drizzle on your sauce.
This dish is incredibly customizable, you can use essentially anything you want.
If you don't want to use sushi rice for the base, try:
- White or brown rice (Check out this guide on How to Cook Perfect Rice for the best rice ever!)
- Shirataki rice
- Cauliflower rice
In addition to the toppings listed above, you can try:
- Crispy Baked Tofu Teriyaki
- Crispy chickpeas
- Roasted Peppers
- Gluten Free and Vegan Teriyaki Sauce
- Creamy peanut sauce
- Spicy Cilantro Sauce
- Spicy Mayo (make your own with Vegan Mayo and sriracha!)
- Pickled ginger
- Sesame seeds
Prep Ahead Tips
This makes a great meal prep recipe!
- Cook the rice, mushrooms, and tofu ahead of time.
- Chop up the raw toppings (minus the avocado to avoid yucky browning).
- Store the cooked and raw ingredients in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.
- When you're ready to eat, reheat the warm ingredients and top with your flavors of choice.
Yes! Usually sushi bowls are packed full of nutritious ingredients like in this recipe, plenty of nutrient packed veggies and plant based protein. As long as the toppings stay simple and wholesome you can't go wrong.
Vegan sushi is made by using veggies or tofu to get amazing flavor and texture. Nori and rice make the base of a classic roll, but the fillings can be comprised of almost anything! Use it to make this recipe, vegan poke bowls, sushi rolls, and more!
At home your options are almost endless as I've described above, but at restaurants it's a little trickier. Most places have vegan sushi roll options like avocado rolls, or cucumber rolls. Other menu items are usually available as well like edamame, seaweed salad, vegetable tempura, and rice and noodle dishes.
More Vegan Recipes
If you like these healthy sushi bowls, check out these other Asian inspired plant based dishes:
- Thai Peanut Noodles
- Tofu General Tso Recipe
- Baked Orange Cauliflower
- Miso Soup with Vegetables
- Vegan Summer Rolls
- Stir Fry Cauliflower Rice
- Stir Fry Noodles
- Vegan Macro Bowl
Easy Vegan Sushi Bowl Recipe
- 4 cups cooked sushi rice , see note
- 16 ounces firm tofu , cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoon Tamari , soy sauce for non gluten-free
- ¼ cup corn starch
- 1 avocado , sliced or cubed
- 1 cucumber , cut into matchsticks or sliced
- 1 carrot , cut into matchsticks or sliced
- ½ cup sliced green onion
- 4 radishes , sliced
- cilantro , for garnish
- Make the crisp tofu by combining tamari and cornstarch to make a slurry. Coat the tofu with it in a bowl. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Combine the mushrooms with the Tamari in the bowl. Spread onto the baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes until crisping on edges. Check the mushrooms at 15 minutes and remove so they don't burn.
- Mix the cooked mushrooms with about half of the Spicy Cilantro Sauce. You can use as much or as little as you want. Use the rest to drizzle on top of the sushi bowl.
- Separate the cooked rice into 4 bowls.
- Build the bowls by adding toppings.
- Drizzle sauces over the top, garnish and serve!
- Sushi rice is traditional but you can use any rice you prefer.
- Add any toppings that you want, this is fully customizable!
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