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Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Sweet Sesame Dressing

30 min


If you love sushi, but don't have the energy to roll it all up, then this bowl is for you. The great thing about the dressing is that it makes it taste like sushi, even if the seaweed is left out. The soy sauce and sesame oil, along with the splash of zest make this dressing one of the best parts of the dish.



30 min


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  • 1½ cups (285 g)
    uncooked brown rice, soaked overnight, drained
  • 2¼ cups (540 mL)
  • 1
    mango, chopped
  • 1
    avocado, chopped
  • ¼
    cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup (70 g)
    shredded red cabbage (optional)
  • ½
    small red onion, minced (optional)
  • 1½ cups (232 g)
    cooked shelled edamame
  • ½ cup (48 g)
    wakame seaweed salad (optional)


Optional garnishes

  • toasted sesame seeds
  • crispy fried onions


  1. In a medium pot, bring the rice and water to a boil*. Then reduce to a simmer, partially cover with a lid, and cook for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Add all the ingredients to a jar and mix well.
  3. Prep the fruits and veggies.
  4. When the rice is cooked, remove the pot from the heat, cover with a lid, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the rice to some bowls. Top with the fruit and veggies. Add the edamame and wakame salad, and drizzle over the dressing. Garnish and enjoy!


  • If unable to soak ahead of time, cook according to the package instructions.
  • * If unable to soak the rice ahead of time, increase the water and cooking time.


  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Store the sauce separately for freshness.

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Grains & Starches 38%

uncooked brown rice

Proteins 15%

cooked shelled edamame

Fruits & Veggies 47%




shredded red cabbage

small red onion

wakame seaweed salad


No significant sources of calcium


toasted sesame oil

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Charlotte - April 29, 2024, 7:44 p.m.

Have made this one several times. Never disappoints. I do however triple the amount of sauce.

Marianne - April 23, 2024, 2:02 p.m.

One of the best bow I’ve ever eaten, it’s so delicious ! Thank you so much for coming up with this recipe, I’ll be making it on repeat 🤍

Karolina Stridh - March 12, 2024, 7:36 a.m.

My husband’s favorite

Jasmine Mendez Mitchell - March 8, 2024, 2:09 a.m.

So yummy!

Anna - Feb. 24, 2024, 11:07 a.m.

I remake this all the time. Love it❤

Jasmin - Jan. 20, 2024, 7:38 p.m.

Super good - I added some wasabi for extra spice.

Andrea B - Jan. 17, 2024, 1:25 a.m.

I made this tonight minus the mango… I had none and seaweed salad because I don’t like seaweed salad. I seed walnuts for a little more crunch. The star of this recipe is the dressing. This will be a part of my life forever. I fully intend to try to put this ish everything green and not green. I licked the bowl I mixed it in… I’m not ashamed 🤣🤣

Lisa A - Jan. 13, 2024, 11:19 p.m.

Loved this bowl! Nice combination of textures with the crunchy cabbage and creamy avocado and good flavored sauce. Will be on regular rotation for me.

PUL Team - Jan. 13, 2024, 11:29 p.m.

So happy to hear, Lisa - thank you!

LB - Sept. 27, 2023, 5:47 a.m.

Delicious, simple, and beautiful! Couldnt get the seaweed salad but just used sheets on the side. Amazed at how good the dressing was! Thank you for helping us eat our veggies!

PUL Team - Sept. 27, 2023, 7:39 a.m.

Thank YOU for the heartwarming review, LB! We’re so happy the sushi bowl was enjoyed 🌱

Sarah - Aug. 23, 2023, 1:52 p.m.

By now this is one of my most cooked recipes, I’m obsessed with the taste. I truly admire the way you come up with these combinations 🫶🏼

Courtney - Aug. 15, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

Really delicious!

Linda Fe - Aug. 1, 2023, 3:49 a.m.

When eating my first spoonful of the dish, I was almost startled by how delicious it all was. I was tasting as I prepped, but the mixture of everything together really makes the dish sing. We did not have wakame so used a furikake mixture we had. Definitely think that because our avocado and mango were both perfectly ripe, the dish was further elevated. Thanks for another easy to make, on-repeat recipe!

PUL Team - Aug. 2, 2023, 12:33 a.m.

Mmm furikake is a lovely idea, Linda! So happy the sushi bowl was enjoyed ✨

Loubug96 - June 30, 2023, 2:09 a.m.

Martunia - June 21, 2023, 5:49 p.m.

I used white rice and made my own wakame salad from dehydrated wakame (not a fan of the store-bought version). I skipped the red cabbage, otherwise I added everything as per the recipe. I added some tamari for extra saltiness because I found the dish not salty enough. Great idea for sushi lovers who can't be bothered with rolling up actual sushi 😀

Claire - May 28, 2023, 6:26 a.m.

So good!

Alexandra Holmstrom - May 28, 2023, 12:20 a.m.

This bowl is amazing! A little on the sweet side but soooooo delicious :)

Alejandra - April 29, 2023, 12:07 a.m.

I made the dressing for my own poke and it is delicious

Katie - Feb. 23, 2023, 4:11 a.m.

This was really yummy and very filling. I loved the variety of flavors and textures. It came together quickly too!

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 6:46 p.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Katie 🙂

Diane - Feb. 23, 2023, 2:13 a.m.

This is one of my favourite bowls. Easy, ingredients are always at hand, and I can substitute quite easily. I always add a bit of fresh lime zest on my mango when making this bowl -- give it a try. Thank you, as always.

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 6:45 p.m.

Mmm love the addition of lime zest 😍 Thanks for the very kind words, Diane!

Diane - Feb. 15, 2023, 2:41 a.m.

Your recipes have been a lifesaver as we have transitioned 100% to plant based. Bowls, like this one, have not only been helpful and delicious but they've showed me how I can adapt them to meals we used to eat. We are so grateful for you sharing your recipes, time, and creativity with us.

PUL Team - Feb. 15, 2023, 3:36 a.m.

So honoured to be part of your plant-based journey, Diane! Thank you 💛

Kari Cowan - Jan. 27, 2023, 8:43 p.m.

This has become a staple at our house! The dressing really makes this dish. One of our first ever vegan dishes. ❤️

PUL Team - Jan. 30, 2023, 3:04 a.m.

Such a big compliment, Kari, thank you!

Ruchi - Sept. 15, 2022, 2:03 p.m.

what can we use in place of mango? we dont get it round the year in India

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

Hi Ruchi, you can omit the mango entirely for less sweetness or substitute it with another fruit or vegetable that you enjoy in sushi dishes. For example, yams, yellow bell pepper, dragon fruit, papaya, or strawberries might work well 🙂

Karen - Aug. 13, 2022, 10:18 p.m.

Such a delicious dressing, and so easy to make. This is all the yumminess of sushi without the hassle or cost! Thank you Sadia 🙂

PUL Team - Aug. 14, 2022, 6:24 a.m.

It means so much, Karen, thank YOU!

Marisol Boven - July 6, 2022, 1:11 a.m.

Love love this sushi bowl!! Thank you 🙏

Lorna - July 3, 2022, 10:08 a.m.

Love the convenience and the taste!

Xoch - May 19, 2022, 7:33 p.m.

I always make this during mango season. Very easy to make and nutritious. A perfect cool dish for a hot spring or summer day.

PUL Team - May 20, 2022, 1:17 a.m.

So thrilled to hear, Xoch, it means so much!

Alana - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:01 a.m.

This has been probably my least favorite meal from PUL but it is still very good. I didn't like the wakame seaweed salad at all, maybe it just the one I bought but I was definitely not a fan. Instead the other bowls I made with the left overs I used pickled onions and that was much more delicious.

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 8:11 p.m.

Hey there, Alana, thanks a bunch for taking the time to share the review! It's so appreciated to help us improve and we're sorry to hear it wasn't as successful. The wakame seaweed salad we purchased was from our local grocery store, although the taste can vary in our experience. If you're interested, nori seaweed sheets may be a more desirable alternative. Pickled onions are a lovely idea too though! We'll note down the feedback in any case, Alana, and thank you again for helping us grow 😊

Arin Justice - Nov. 13, 2021, 5:39 a.m.

I make this all the time! It's so simple and delicious, and easy to make! It's also so customizable, you can put whatever you want on top! I add tomatoes, carrots or whatever I've got lying around the house, and I add ginger paste Sriracha or chili garlic to the sauce depending on my mood! Thank you Sadia!

PUL Team - Nov. 13, 2021, 4:07 p.m.

Mmm sounds so delicious, Arin, thank YOU for taking the time to share ✨

Joanna - Oct. 12, 2021, 12:41 a.m.

This is a fantastic recipe! I've made it quite a number of times and it even made it for Thanksgiving this year. The sauce is simple but flavourful and really ties everything together. Definitely one of my favourite PUL recipes! Thanks Sadia!

PUL Team - Oct. 13, 2021, 2:49 a.m.

We're so honoured a PUL recipe was part of the special occasion, Joanna! Thank you 🤗

Anjali Karimpil - Sept. 23, 2021, 11:20 a.m.

I skipped on the seaweed salad, as I couldn’t find it. They were still pretty nice. Where do you get them? Also, if I have the dried seaweed, is there any way to I corporate that for taste instead of the fresh salad?

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

Hi there, Anjali! We get the seaweed salad from our local grocery store called Albert Heijn, refrigerated in the seafood section of the store. But for sure, you can definitely sub it out for dried seaweed. Just cut or tear it up and sprinkle it over top your bowl. We hope you enjoy the sushi bowl if you give it a try 😊

Sonia - July 23, 2021, 2:07 p.m.

This is a very nice recipe. The dressing is very tasty and I like how people can assemble it by themselves and pick their favorite toppings. I personally switch out the mango for some spicy baked tofu. Also great to make colleagues jealous of your colorful lunch :p

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

Love the sub for spicy tofu, Sonia, thanks for sharing! 🌻

Céline - July 10, 2021, 11:12 p.m.

I used to make this a lot. I probably forgot about it because I have so many more favorite pickuplimes recipes now. But now that I remember I will make it again!

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 5:54 a.m.

Aww this means so much, Céline, thank you for taking the time to share the kind words 🤩

Erika - July 9, 2021, 7:05 p.m.

This is a PUL recipe I come back to over and over again. I find myself slightly altering some of the ingredients based on what I have on hand at the time but the dressing I follow religiously every time because it's perfect. I even use the dressing on a variety of other dishes as well, especially when I want to spice up a salad with big flavor.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 2:48 a.m.

So glad you're able to adjust the recipe based on what's accessible, Erika! Love the idea of using the dressing on other dishes too 😍

Clarissa - June 15, 2021, 5:32 a.m.

This dish does taste like sushi in a bowl! It was super delicious! Really refreshing to have during the summer months!

PUL Team - June 15, 2021, 3:37 p.m.

We're so glad you enjoyed it, Clarissa ✨😃