Thermomix Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe w Pink Sushi Rice
Poke bowls make a healthy, light lunch or evening meal, they’re ideal for summer when the weather is hot and you don’t feel like being in the kitchen. This recipe is for a tuna poke bowl. The novelty pink sushi rice and edamame are cooked in the Thermomix but you could also use a rice cooker.
The other day my daughter showed me a cute Instagram image of coloured sushi rice. I knew straight away that I wanted to make this colourful tuna poke bowl with a novelty pink rice.
What is a Poke Bowl?
Did you know that Poke is actually a Hawaiian dish? The name refers to the cubed pieces of marinated raw fish which is traditionally an essential ingredient in the recipe. The recipe was developed to use up the offcuts of premium sushi grade fish after the days catch. The Poke bowl traditionally starts with a base of rice, then the marinated raw fish is added with any other available ingredients.
This recipe makes four very generous serves and is super easy to make. The second time I prepared this dish I made a vegetarian bowl and arranged the ingredients directly into lunchboxes. The dressing was kept separate in a small ziplock bag until lunchtime. Feel free to load the rice up with all your family’s favourite toppings for a personalised, healthy dish.
Tuna Poke Bowl Substitute Ingredients
As I said initially, this recipe like a blank slate. Once you’ve cooked a delicious, seasoned rice it’s possible to tailor the recipe to your own personal taste.
- White Rice FOR brown rice or cauliflower rice
- Green Salad leaves FOR Dry Slaw
- Edamame FOR Green Peas
- Sushi Tuna FOR Sushi Salmon or cooked Teriyaki Chicken
- Roasted Nori Sheets FOR Bonito Flakes
- Pickled ginger FOR Picked Diakon
- Kewpie Roasted Sesame Dressing FOR Kewpie Mayonnaise
- Sushi Rice Seasoning Sprinkles FOR Black or white sesame seeds
*I was able to find all the ingredients to make these bowls in Woolworths. I have provided a few links for some of the unusual products. These aren’t affiliate links, they’re simply so that readers will know what the product looks like.
How to Make Purple Pink Sushi Rice
I produced the purple-pink rice colour by boiling a small amount of purple cabbage with the rice. To reduce food waste it’s best to use the damaged outer leaves of the cabbages and any parts that would normally be trimmed from the cabbage and discarded.
If you would prefer plain white sticky rice omit the purple cabbage or you could follow my standard sushi rice recipe here.
Rice Cooker Method
- Place 320g washed sushi rice to rice cooker
- Add 650g water, 60ml rice wine vinegar, 1 Tbs sugar and 1 tsp salt.
- Chop 60g purple cabbage and wrap in a muslin cloth, add to the water.
- Turn rice cooker on.
Thermomix Rice Watchpoint
If you’re making this recipe in the Thermomix it’s best not to leave the machine alone!
There is a chance the Thermomix may vibrate as you cook the rice, especially whilst the cabbage is raw and being moved around by the blades. This will settle down as you cook the rice and cabbage. If you don’t like the vibrating simple blitz the cabbage again. The smaller the cabbage leaves cause less machine vibration.
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Poke bowls make a healthy, light lunch or evening meal, they're ideal for summer when the weather is hot and you don't feel like being in the kitchen. This recipe is for a tuna poke bowl. The novelty pink sushi rice and edamame are cooked in the Thermomix but instructions are given for the rice cooker.
- 60 g purple cabbage sliced
- 300 g sushi rice
- 1000 g water warm
- 1 TBS sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 60 g rice wine vinegar
- 150 g edamame frozen in shell (frozen broad beans can also be used)
- 60 g rice wine vinegar additional (to be added once the rice is cooked)
- 60 g mixed lettuce leaves
- 250 g tuna raw sushi grade sliced thinly
- 100 g cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 avocado cut in quarter
- 45 g wakame salad
- 45 g pickled ginger
- 4 g roasted seaweed
- 8 TBS Kewpie Japanese roasted sesame dressing
- 4 TBS Roasted sushi sprinkles
Place purple cabbage in TM bowl. Blitz 3 sec/Speed 9.
Add the water to the cabbage. Blitz 3 sec/Speed 9. Scrape down the bowl.
Place the sushi rice in the internal steam basket. Wash it well under running water.
Place the internal steam basket in TM bowl.
Add sugar, salt and 60g vinegar to the TM. Place the lid on the TM but leave the MC off.
Place Edamame in the deep Varmoa basket in a single layer. Add the Varoma with lid, to the top of TM. Cook 20min/Varoma/ Speed 3.5.
Once TM is finished turn the rice out into a large bowl and pour over the rice wine vinegar. Stir through gently, cover with a tea towel and allow the rice to cool.
Arrange four serving bowls next to the prepared ingredients.
Add the cooked rice to one half of each bowl.
Divide the salad leaves between each of the bowl. Arrange the bowl so that salad fills one half and rice fills the other half.
Carefully arrange remaining ingredients around the bowl allowing some of the pink rice to show through.
When you're ready to serve, allow guests to add their own dressing and sushi seasoning.
If you're making this recipe in the Thermomix it's best not to leave the machine alone!
There is a chance the Thermomix may vibrate as you cook the rice, especially whilst the cabbage is raw and being moved around by the blades. This will settle down as you cook the rice and cabbage. If you don't like the vibrating simple blitz the cabbage again. The smaller the cabbage leaves are the less machine vibration.
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