VIDEO: Smoked Salmon & Sweet Potato Sushi Bowl Recipe


Rolling sushi really is an art — and one that very few home cooks are able to master without a lot of practice and patience. There’s the perfect slicing and dicing. There’s attempting to achieve the just the right sticky consistency of the rice. Trying not to overstuff it, or let the nori tear or crack as you roll. And in the end, it just looks like a mess anyway.

That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the clean, delicious flavors of your favorite sushi restaurant at home. Sushi bowls are a great solution, and allow you to get creative and add lots of nutritious ingredients for a satisfying, healthy meal.

This version features smoked salmon, which provide heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamin-rich sweet potatoes, cucumber and romaine lettuce for freshness and crunch, and Siracha-infused mayo for spice. Strips of nori add a special umami element to the bowl — that savory “fifth taste” of our palate (the others include sweet, sour, salty and bitter) that can be so crucial to a lot of Asian dishes. Using brown rice provides more fiber, vitamins and minerals than the more traditional white sushi rice does.

Best of all, no special sushi-rolling skills are required!

Smoked Salmon and Sweet Potato Sushi Bowl with Spicy Mayo
(Downloadable/printable pdf of this recipe)
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients for your Kroger shopping list:

¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
½ tablespoon Siracha sauce
1 cup cooked medium grain brown rice
2 teaspoon rice vinegar
¼ tsp sugar
1 cup shredded carrots
2 cups English cucumber diced
2 cups sweet potato, cooked and cubed
1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup smoked salmon, chopped
1 nori sheet, sliced into thin strips
4 teaspoons sesame seeds

Mix together light mayonnaise and Siracha in a small bowl and set aside. Mix rice with rice vinegar and sugar. Place ¼ cup of rice into bottom of an individual bowl. Section the vegetables to go around the bowl – ¼ cup carrots, ½ cup cucumbers, ½ cup sweet potatoes, and ¼ cup lettuce. Place ¼ cup salmon in the middle and place nori strips on top. Drizzle with one tablespoon of the spicy mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon sesame seeds. Repeat in 3 more bowls.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 220 Calories; 8 grams Fat; 1 grams Saturated fat; 15 mg Cholesterol; 480 mg Sodium; 26 grams Carbohydrate; 3 grams Fiber; 10 grams Protein

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Categories: EatWell