Here’s how to make a poke bowl! Try this easy healthy dinner recipe with rice, ahi tuna marinated in a flavorful sauce, and lots of veggie topping ideas.
For the poke
- 1 1/2 pounds ahi tuna, sushi or sashimi grade (3 steaks, 6 to 8 ounces each)
- 1/4 cup minced sweet yellow onion
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (not toasted)
- 1 small garlic clove, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Small squeeze sriracha
For the poke bowl
- Make the rice: Make the rice on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot. When it’s done, give it a few shakes of rice vinegar and stir in salt to taste. (Or, make the rice in advance and reheat it on the stovetop with a splash of water.)
- For the poke: Slice the tuna into 1-inch cubes. Mince the onion. Thinly slice the green onions. Mix them in a bowl with the soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, kosher salt and Sriracha.
- Serve immediately, but for most authentic flavor marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes to 1 hour. Taste and add a sprinkle of salt before serving.* (Get this in the fridge while the rice boils and you prep the veggies, and you can eat when it’s all done.)
- Prepare the vegetables: Thinly slice the red cabbage. Place it in a small bowl and add a few shakes of rice vinegar and a few pinches salt. Thinly slice the cucumber and radishes, and salt them with a few pinches of salt.
- Assemble the poke bowls: Place the rice in the bowl and top with the poke and vegetables. Garnish with sesame seeds and greens.
*It tastes great either way. The traditional poke is marinaded at least 1 hour. If you’re looking for a quick meal, it’s very good right away too.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Raw
- Cuisine: Hawaiian
Keywords: Poke Bowl, Poke Bowl Recipe