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Simple Poke Bowls

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Ready to mix up your boring old rice bowl? Here's our take on a simple Poke Bowl. Filled with carbs, protein, and veggies- these will keep you fueled and dinner interesting.

Tips to prepare:

  1. I love Trader Joe's frozen fish filets and fresh tofu. I use a lot of these to make dinner easy and incorporate different types of protein into meals.
  2. You can add whatever veggies you want or have on hand! 
  3. This is awesome hot or cold, so don't be afraid to make leftovers. (But don't you dare nuke leftover fish, that's nasty.)
Poke Bowls

Ingredients:

  • Protien of choice (I've used Ahi Steaks)
  • Rice of choice
  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Edammame
  • Green onion
  • Topping ideas: Seaweed, Sesame seeds, wasabi, pickled ginger

Pulling it Together:

  1. I like to "pickle" my cabbage a bit before eating. You can do this now or prior to dinner. The longer it soaks, the more vinegar-y it will be! Do this with white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar + a pinch of salt. Set aside in fridge.
  2. Get your rice going. 1 cup dry + 2 cups of water (perfect for 2 people). Cover and let boil, then immediately turn down to a low simmer until tender (~20 mins).
  3. Prep veggies by slicing them thinly. I like to put them in separate dishes so everyone can build their own bowls. 
  4. When rice has about 10 mins left, heat a cast iron pan to medium/high. 
  5. Season your protein with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  6. Add to the hot pan, searing on each side for 3-4 mins (for Ahi). DO NOT overcook!
  7. Let the protein settle on a cutting board for a few minute before slicing. 
  8. Build your bowls and top with whatever yummy extras you have! I love adding jalepenos, sesame seeds, wasabi, or seaweed salad. 

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