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Blissful Mondays: Sushi Rice Bowl

To promote Meatless Mondays I’ve started my own Blissful Mondays posts that will include delicious vegan recipes each week.

My roommate taught a Sushi making class at our house this weekend for our friends and for weeks I’ve been eating her practice creations. I came up with this recipe many years ago, but the constant flow of sushi recently and tons of leftover sushi rice and fillings made me revisit the Sushi Rice Bowl. It makes a beautiful side dish to any meal. Basically, it’s a sushi roll turned inside out in a bowl! If you throw in some tofu or tempeh you have a one pot meal.

Sushi Rice Bowl
Makes about 4 servings

1 cup long grain brown rice, washed
Filtered water
Pinch of sea salt
1 cup diced japanese cucumber
1/2 cup diced red pepper (optional)
1 cup each frozen corn and peas
1 cup pea sprouts, chopped
3 tablespoons tamari
3 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
2 tablespoons pickled ginger minced
2 tablespoons dulse flakes
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup cilantro (optional)
1 sheet nori, torn or cut into little pieces
Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Cook rice according to packages instructions. When finished fluff rice and place in a bowl with all the ingredients. Stir well. To serve line platter with lettuce leaves and spoon rice in the middle. Garnish with sesame seeds & cilantro.

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Posted in Blissful Bites Cookbook, Grains, Recipes on 03/08/2010 04:12 am


  1. Michael Mason

    Hi Christy

    Looks tasty. Think I’ll give it a try tonight. Thanks for helping us navigate the vegan culinary world….



  2. Christy,

    Thanks for all yor great recipies!! I tried to order your book from for the special price & it would not take my order. Can you help? thanks. Myra


  3. I fixed the link after you made a comment yesterday. It should be working now. Did you try again?


  4. That sounds lovely!


  5. I just made this and it was delicious! Thank you!


  6. That looks so good – can you make some for me? ; )


  7. Michael, Myra, Melisser thanks, hope you try it!

    Morgan glad you loved it, did you get my eBook?

    Eco-vegan gal you know I love to cook for you 🙂


  8. I like all the ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  9. all the brands of dulse that i saw said it may contain crustacean, which makes this not vegan!


    • Are you buying them from a natural food store? I haven’t seen that on any of the brands I get of sea vegetables so if you are worried about it source them from somewhere else.


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