Sushi Inspired Bowl

I don't want to share long, complicated recipes in The French Glow. Not that I don't like it, but I'm not really good at cooking complicated stuff and I'm more into everyday-cooking. I'd also like to show that eating healthy isn't too complicated, nor boring. So today I wanted to write about the one thing I love to prepare on weekends : sushi bowl.

Why not rolls ? The answer is simplicity ! I actually never thought of making sushi bowls before, thinking the only way to make plant based sushi was to make cute little rolls and I was way too lazy to do that. I like to cook/prepare things that don't need much space. So when I saw pictures of sushi bowls on Pinterest and Tumblr, I felt silly for not thinking about it earlier. It is just perfect ! Simple but delicious, filling but not making you feel like you have to take a nap afterwards.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sushi rice (you can prepare it with rice vinegar if you want but I think even without it's yummy)
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1,5 small carrots
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1 handful Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 cup edamame (I cooked it and prepared it in advance)
  • 1/2 sheet of seaweed

I added after the pictures :

  • Sesame
  • Marinated ginger
  • Reduced sodium soy sauce

This meal is nutrient filling ! The avocado (which contains so many good vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin K, C, B5, Folate, Potassium, antioxidants, ...) and sesame seeds (copper, manganese, calcium, ...) bring the necessary healthy fats which are good for you and your skin. The cucumber has B vitamins and is hydrating and if you take organic ones, keep the skin as it contains vitamin C. The carrots are loaded with fibers and beta-carotene (again, your skin will thank you, but also your eyes). You have your proteins with edamame, and rice brings carbs which are literally life as it's energy. I am trying to eat "high carb low fat" (I will probably write about it in a bit), as it's what makes me feel the best in my body, so I believe in the power of rice, and that carbs don't make you fat, but it's all about finding your own balance. The seaweed is very high in minerals and is also anti-inflammatory, and I think it brings the whole "sushi taste" to the meal.

This is how I like to make it. Simple. But you can actually put whatever you love in that bowl, replacing the edamame with tofu, or using marinated veggies, radish, ... Enjoy your meal !