June 25

Weekend Recipe: Poke Bowl

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Happy Friday! Here’s an awesome Poke Bowl recipe we’ve been whipping up in our cooking classes this week. I like that it’s easy, healthy and uses canned tuna instead of raw fish. 

Want to get your kids to make a healthy pasta with tons of vegetables and develop culinary skills, confidence and independence? We have a FREE lesson for you to try out every Wednesday at 5:15 pm PST making “Pasta Primavera” with spring vegetables. Sign up today at www.LIFTenrichment.com 
A Poke Bowl is a popular Hawaiian dish made of rice, protein and veggies with a tasty sauce.  “Poke” means “cut into pieces” and refers to the diced raw fish but here we use canned tuna so it’s safe for kids to enjoy.
Active time: 20 min   Start to Finish: 50 min  Serves: 4
Poke Bowls
2 cups Jasmine or long-grain rice
3 7-oz cans of tuna in water, drained
2 avocados, chopped into cubes
½ cup carrot, shredded
½ cup edamame, shelled
Rice Wine Vinegar, Sugar and Salt
Poke Sauce
4 Tbs soy sauce
2 tsp Extra-virgin olive oil (or sesame oil)
2 Tbs rice wine vinegar
¼ cup green onions, chopped + extra for garnish
1 tsp sugar
Thoroughly clean the rice by adding it to a pot, rinsing it with water, and then draining off the water while using your hand to keep the rice in the pot.  Repeat another time.  Add 4 cups water to the rice, cover, bring to a boil and then let simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Turn off heat and let rest for 5 minutes.  Fluff rice with a fork and remove to a bowl.  In a small bowl add 2 Tbs rice wine vinegar, 1 ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar and mix.  Add this to the rice to make a quick “sushi” rice”
In a small bowl mix the Poke sauce ingredients together: soy sauce, oil, vinegar, sugar and green onions.  In a bowl add the drained tuna and mix 1-2 spoonfuls of the sauce.  Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.   
Divide cooked rice between 4 bowls. In each bowl arrange a portion of tuna, avocado, carrot, and edamame. Drizzle with poke sauce and garnish with green onions.

Hope you have a great weekend! I hope to see you in our upcoming cooking classes. To try out a free healthy virtual cooking class for kids (Wednesday 5:15pm-6:15 pm PST) go to www.LIFTenrichment.com

Get Cooking,
Chef Eric Horwitz(310) 890-8704 – Eric@LIFTenrichment.com
www.LIFTenrichment.com | www.KidsCanCookInnerCircle.com

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About LIFT

Eric founded LIFT Enrichment in 2010 because he wanted to help young kids develop their culinary skills so they could make healthy foods for friends and family for the rest of their lives.  He has worked with kids for over 15 years and enjoys their energy and enthusiasm for learning new things.  Eric studied abroad in Italy while at UCLA and discovered a passion for cooking.  

Eric Horwitz, Ceo of Lift

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