This is a lazy person's dinner. Minimal veggies to chop. Throw the rice in the cooker and walk away. Sit your lazy butt down outside with a beer and shell edamame while you stare off into space. Then, mix them everything together and much away. You don't even have to use utensils if you don't want to...
I crave sushi pretty much around the clock. I could eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But rolling all those sushi rolls can be tiring and darn it, it can take forever! Ain't nobody got time for that. There's certainly nothing lazy about making sushi, so what's a lazy person to do? Surely going to the store or a restaurant and buying some sushi is out of the question...that would involve putting pants on. Well never fear, the Easy Sushi Bowl is here!
Who needs utensils anyway? Or plates for that matter...maybe a couple napkins though.
Easy Sushi Bowl
Inspired by Veggie Wedgie
Makes 1 very large bowl of rice filling, serves about 4-6
- 2 cups dry rice of choice (I used 1/2 Jasmine and 1/2 Forbidden)
- 1 large cucumber, diced small
- 2 small avocados, diced small
- 3 packages of edamame beans, shelled (3-9 oz. bags or 12 oz. shelled total)
- nori sheets
- sesame seeds for garnish
- For the sauce:
- 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger paste
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp. fresh wasabi paste
- 3 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
Start by cooking the rice according to the package. This, obvs, will vary by the type of rice used. Forbidden rice takes an ungodly amount of time, 35-45 minutes?! Ain't nobody got time for that! I dunno. Use whatever rice you want. I would have liked to use my red rice because that's my jam nowadays, but I needed to get of the rest of my other opened rice first!
While the rice is cooking, chop up the cucumber and avocado. Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add the veggies and let them marinate while the rice is cooking.
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Now, go find some poor soul to help you shell all those damn edamame pods. This is important. You can't be shelling them all yourself, ain't nobody got time for that! (I feel I must redirect you to this) Okay you can do it all yourself, if necessary. Don't worry, it only took me like 10 minutes. Todd helped at the end when he got home. And yes, I did sit outside in the sun to shell them. In my lawn chair. In my nightgown. With a beer. You don't think I make these things up do you? Anyways, the time you're done shelling, the rice will be all done and ready to rock.
Combine the rice, sauce, veggies and edamame in a large bowl and give it a good mix up.
And now, the best part! This dish can be eaten a variety of ways. Make a handroll. Put a scoop of the filling in a bowl and add cut-up strips of nori. Or, make actual proper sushi rolls. Have it however you like!
My ever-present Sous Chef Bob, sticks his tongue out at the heat.