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Quick & Creative Sushi Bowl

Quick & Creative Sushi Bowl

Sometimes it happens that you have been planning to cook a particular recipe for days, but once you get to cooking it, you find out that one of the main ingredients is missing! This is what happened with my plan to make sushi today.

The missing ingredient was nori sheets, and as I realized I am all out of those only when the rice was already cooking, I got creative and made sushi bowls instead!

No nori needed here, and even if I say so myself, the result was even better than the sushi would have been. I never add edamame or wakame to my sushi, but they worked amazingly as the toppings for this bowl. 

I only gave you the recipe for cooking the rice. The amounts are given for one person, but it is effortless to multiply the numbers and cook it for as many people as you need. This list of toppings are just some of my favorites. You definitely don’t need to add all of them, but I always like to make sure that I have something fresh, something creamy, and a protein type on top of the pile of rice. Feel free to add whatever you have at home – just try to imagine if something would taste nice in sushi – if the answer is yes, then go for it (I have even seen sushi with fried chicken on a menu, so pretty much everything goes). 

Quick & Creative Sushi Bowl

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Ingredients: *Amounts given are for 1 person

For the rice:

½ cup sushi rice

1 tbsp rice vinegar

1 tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

For toppings – everything you like! For example:





Edamame beans






Fresh salmon 


Marinated ginger

Sesame seeds

To serve:

Soy sauce



Wash the rice under running water until the water runs clear.

For ½ cup of rice, you need 1 cup of boiling water – cook the rice in salted water on low heat until it is done. Don’t stir it too much; just let it cook on low heat. Depending on rice, it takes around 10-15 minutes. Just check the cooking time on the package and test the grains 2 minutes before the indicated cooking time as you don’t want the rice to get mushy.

Dissolve the sugar in rice vinegar. As soon as the rice is done, remove it from the heat and mix in the vinegar-sugar solution. Have a taste and season more if necessary.

To serve, let the rice cool just a tiny bit, then scoop in in the bowls and cover with all the toppings you like (or have at home J)

Serve with soy sauce and wasabi.

By Kadri Raig

Kadri is a food blogger and yoga teacher from Estonia. She does love to spend time in the kitchen, but most of her recipes are simple and don’t take more than 20 minutes of active cooking time. She thinks that everybody can find time to cook healthy food at home, it is just a question of planning. "I work in an office full time, teach yoga 7-8 hours a week and write a blog. So if I manage to cook most of my meals, then so do you!" Connect with Kadri and enjoy many more of her delicious healthy recipes on her website here:

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