Hawaiian poke bowls combine a medley of flavors and textures.  The ingredients are similar to those of a sushi roll, except that you can choose the amount of rice, veggies, and sauce you addd to your bowl.  So line up your own poke bowl bar and let everyone customize their meal to their preference!  


Prep time    30 minutes 

Yield             4-6 servings


Sweet Rice

  • 4 cups cooked short-grain brown rice or black rice
  • 2 nori sheets, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium tamari or soy sauce

Sriracha Aioli 

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust the amount to your heat preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste

Ponzu Sauce (optional)

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha


  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, small diced
  • 2 cups (thawed) frozen edamame or baked tofu
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and cubed
  • 1 mango, pitted peeled, and cubed
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pickled ginger
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


      1. To make the sweet rice, in a medium bowl, toss the cooked rice with the nori, vinegar, maple syrup, and tamari sauce.  Set aside. 
      2. Place all of the sriracha aioli ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.  Set aside.
      3. To make the ponzu sauce, in another small bowl , Whisk together all the ponzu sauce ingredients.  Set aside.  
      4. To serve, put all the topping items in individual bowls.  For each poke bowl, scoop a hearty serving of rice itno bowl.  Invite people to choose the toppings they enjoy and to finish with plenty of sriracha aioli and ponzu sauce.  

      Tips & Hints

      • You can add so many more options to the poke bowl bar:  baked tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, pineapple, and soy curls.