If you’re like me, you probably have a favorite bowl to order when dining out at your local sushi or poke joint. Maybe it’s the spicy salmon bowl with sriracha, or perhaps it’s the spicy tuna with seaweed salad and avocado. While we’ll always be grateful for these classic combinations of fish and rice (and sometimes veggies!), we believe there’s no reason why they should be limited to restaurants. With just a few easy steps, you can make these delicious poke bowls right at home!
The first time you try a poke bowl, it’s best to start with something simple. This bowl combines a base of white rice and avocado slices with tuna, cucumber and crab. If the thought of eating raw fish makes you nervous (or if you’re just not sure how much flavor it will add), this is a great place to start because its mildness allows other ingredients to shine through without overpowering them.
If you’re looking for more inspiration on what kinds of toppings go well together in your first poke bowl experience, check out our other blogs.
Chicken and shrimp are both great sources of protein, so they make a tasty combination in your poke bowl. Shrimp is low in calories, but it’s also high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 (which helps with brain function), selenium (a mineral that supports heart health), zinc (a mineral that promotes healthy skin), and iron (which helps you recover from workouts).
Shrimp has less than 100 calories per serving, so you can add as much as you like without blowing your daily calorie count out of the water!
While you can make a poke bowl with whatever ingredients you like, we highly recommend sticking to the following diet restrictions:
If you’re feeling adventurous, try making your own poke bowl. If not, order to go from Koibito Poke! They have a variety of toppings, sauces and bases to choose from. You can even make it extra spicy or add some furikake (a Japanese seasoning made with dried fish).
Poke is a delicious and nutritious meal that can be enjoyed by everyone. If you’re looking for something new to try, these five poke bowl combinations will give you some ideas on what to make at home or order from Koibito Poke!