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Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Sweet Sesame Dressing

35 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.



35 min


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The bowl

  • 1½ cups (278 g)
    uncooked brown rice, soaked overnight, drained*
  • 2¼ cups (540 mL)
  • 1½ cups (225 g)
    frozen shelled edamame beans
  • ½ cup (85 g)
    wakame seaweed salad
  • 1 cup (70 g)
    shredded red cabbage
  • 1
    mango, chopped
  • 1
    avocado, chopped
  • 1
    stalk green onion, chopped
  • ¼
    cucumber, chopped
  • ½
    small red onion, minced

The dressing

Optional garnishes

  • fried onions
  • toasted sesame seeds
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  1. In a medium pot on high heat, bring the brown rice and water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and partially cover with a lid, cooking until the rice is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover with a lid, and let rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Cook the edamame beans according to package directions; we added them to a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes, then drained.
  3. To make the dressing, simply add all the ingredients to a jar, add the lid and shake vigorously until well combined. Alternatively, add to a bowl and whisk.
  4. To assemble the bowls, simply add the rice as the base, top with any prepared fruit or veggies of your choosing, sprinkle on the garnish and drizzle on the dressing. Enjoy!


  • * If unable to soak 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 38%

uncooked brown rice

Proteins 15%

frozen shelled edamame beans

Fruits & Veggies 47%

wakame seaweed salad

shredded red cabbage



stalk green onion


small red onion


No significant sources of calcium


sesame oil

Nutrition info

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