|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.
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|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
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
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
Chef Eric Horwitz(310) 890-8704 – Eric@LIFTenrichment.com
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