Deconstructed Veggie Sushi Bowl

Sushi is all time favourite for many, however did you know that there is a large quantity of refined sugar added to the sushi rice? Being one to avoid sugar at all costs, I thought it would be appropriate to create a modern, deconstructed version of this dish, without the additional refined sugar. There are a few steps to this dish, however they are all very quick and easy to prepare.


Cauliflower rice
½ cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon mixed white and black sesame seeds

½ packet frozen picked edamame

800g shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 garlic clove, sliced
2cm knob ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon mirin

Additional veggies
300g roasted pumpkin + 1 tablespoon mixed white and black sesame seeds
2 bunches steamed bok choy
fresh beanshoots

1 lemon, zest and juice
½ orange, zest and juice
2 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon brown rice vinegar
1 tablespoon raw honey


Cauliflower rice
Place cauliflower florets into high speed blender for 3-5 seconds until it resembles rice.

Heat a fry pan on the stove, add the cauliflower and tamari and cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the pan. The cauliflower is cooked when it is slightly soft. Add 1 tablespoon mixed white and black sesame seeds. Remove from pan and set aside.

Follow instructions as per packet

Fill a pot of water and place on the stove. Add the garlic, ginger, tamari, vinegar and mirin. Bring to the boil. Add mushrooms and reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5 minutes. Remove pot from the heat, however keep mushrooms in liquid for 15 minutes. Strain and set aside

Additional veggies
Prepare you roast pumpkin as per your usual method, sprinkling them with 1 tablespoon of mixed white and brown sesame seeds prior to cooking.

Steam bok choy as per your usual method.

Wash bean shoots and set aside.

Combine all dressing ingredients and whisk until well combined.

To Construct
Now to put it all together. Get 2 bowls and divide the rice, edamame, mushrooms and additional veggies evenly. Drizzle with the dressing and enjoy.

Serves 2


Keren is the founder of Vital Assurance, and hopes to bring to you her passion for healthy eating and living.

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