Deconstructed Sushi Bowls

I love sushi -  it's not super unhealthy and you can get it with endless fillings, but if you're buying it every day for lunch it gets pretty pricey. I also don't have the time (or effort) to make it to take in with me. This recipe is a compromise - sushi, but deconstructed, that you can have at home or take with you to school or work, and modify to make your own!

I also love this recipe because you can play around with ingredients, make it more of a salad, or switch out protein sources - I've used tuna here, but you could easily have it with chicken, tofu or salmon! Basically, grab all the vegetables and whatever protein you have and throw it all in! It's also great to make in advance, so you can just grab it out of the fridge and go. 

Deconstructed Sushi Bowls

Serves 2. 


1 cup brown rice
1 tb rice wine vinegar
1 tsp castor sugar


Handful of lettuce or spinach
1/4 cucumber, julienned
1 carrot, julienned
1/4 capsicum, cut into strips
1/2 an avocado, sliced
Handful of snow peas, sliced
2 spring onions, sliced
1 sheet nori (seaweed), cut into thin strips
180g tuna
1 tsp low fat mayonnaise


1 tb soy sauce
1tsp hoi sin sauce
Dash of sesame oil
1cm piece of ginger, grated, 
1 garlic clove grated (or minced garlic)
Juice of half a lime
Dash of sriracha 


  1.  Cook your rice according to packet directions. Mix together the rice wine vinegar and sugar in a large bowl
  2. While the rice is cooking, mix together the ingredients for the dressing, and adjust according to taste
  3. Also use this time to cut your vegetables.
  4. While the rice is still hot, tip it into the vinegar and mix well. Set it aside to cool.
  5. Once the rice is cold, split it between two bowls or containers and top with a little nori.
  6. Layer the carrot, cucumber, capsicum, snow peas, lettuce and any other vegetables on top. 
  7. Mix the tuna and mayonnaise together and dollop on top, with the avocado. 
  8. Top with more nori and the spring onions before drizzling over the dressing. If you're taking it into work or school with you, put the dressing in a separate container and drizzle over just before serving. 
  9. Pop it in the fridge for later or give it a good mix and enjoy as is!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, let me know if you make it @lizakhins. 

Thanks for reading, 
Liza xx


  1. Oh wow, it’s a great recipe! I will definitely try it at home. It looks healthy too. Nowadays, I am on diet and prefer taking only green veggies and boiled foods. I prefer having a glass of Green drink as my breakfast. It’s among the healthiest and calorie burning drink.


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