Deconstructed “sushi” bowls
August 15, 2009, 11:37 pm
Filed under: Main Dishes

Now, this meal idea deserves some credit, and I know I got it off of one of the food blogs that I check out on a regular basis, but of course, now that I need to give someone credit, I can’t, for the life of me, find the original link or recipe!  So, if you are that person and you happen upon mine, I apologize.  Drop me a line so I can give credit where credit is due!

This has become one of my favorite light summer suppers.  It’s fresh and wonderful and filled with the vegetables of the season.  (or, whatever you want to add, which is an additional beautiful aspect of this dish!)

Deconstructed Sushi

Sushi rice or brown rice (1 c. uncooked)

2 to 3 large radishes

1/2 english cucumber

3 to 4 water chestnuts

6 to 8 baby carrots

3 green onions

1 sheet of Nori

1/2 avocado

brown rice vinegar

agave nectar (if you have it and want to use it…it’s not necessary for the dish)


Cook the rice according to directions on the package.   I usually make this with brown rice, but happened to have sushi rice on hand tonight, so I’ve done it both ways.  It makes no difference.

Once rice is cooked, move it to a glass bowl.  Add 2 T. brown rice vinegar and about 1/2 tsp agave nectar.  Toss with the rice and cool it in the fridge.

Cut up all of the vegetables in whatever form you like.  I usually try to julienne the baby carrots and the radishes,  dice the water chestnuts, and cut the cucumber and avocado into small cubes.  (for my husband’s bowl, I also usually throw in a handful of raw broccoli because he loves it).  Really, use any veggies you like and you’ll be just fine.


Toast your nori sheets over a small flame…the flame of my gas stovetop works perfectly.  Once it turns a darker shade of green, it is toasted, which brings out more of the flavor.

You can also add toasted sesame seeds if you like.

Take cooled rice from refrigerator and seperate into serving bowls.  Top with veggies of choice, crumble nori over the top, and then shake on some soy sauce and dig in. 

Nice and cool on a hot summer evening!



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ok, this is just getting weird. yesterday i was saying to my husband i wanted to make a “sushi salad.”

Comment by Heather

Oh, that is too bizarre!! Heather, I am totally cracking up!

Comment by whatsupwiththejoneses

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