Deconstructed Veggie Roll Sushi Bowls - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I’m pretty excited to share this one cuz, day-YUM, it was so good!

So in my house it’s really easy to make everyone happy with bowl-style meals. You can get really creative and versatile with all of the ingredients and it keeps really easy too.

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For me, I especially love rice bowls. Actually, I really just love any kind of grain based bowls. In fact, I realized recently that I rarely eat bread, or any form of wheat for that matter. It’s not because of a gluten allergy or anything, I just always prefer other forms of carbs. Like sweet potatoes!

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When I’m traveling I love getting sushi whenever I can. This last trip I found a place that served sweet potato sushi and it pretty much blew my mind. So simple, but so good! For some reason though, when I get home sushi isn’t something I think to make very often. Mostly because it just seems like a hassle to slice the veggies thinly and roll it all up. That’s why I came up with this deconstructed sushi roll in a bowl.

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The base is just simply sushi rice, baked sweet potatoes coated in an easy miso almond butter sauce, and I added some black beans. You can use edamame instead though. As for the toppings, anything goes. The usual sushi suspects are great, but don’t be afraid to get even more creative and add whatever you want.

For mine I added some thinly sliced strips of nori seaweed (like you’d wrap sushi with), some bean sprouts, bell peppers, mango, radishes, and avocado. Oh, and since I don’t really like cucumbers myself, I replaced it with zucchini, but you can of course use cucumbers. See, that’s the great thing about these bowls is that they are super versatile.

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Ok, and the last great thing about this recipe is that it’s one of the easiest meals to prep ahead because it’s served cold. Although, I’ve eaten it warm too and it’s also delicious that way. Obviously the running theme here is that you can make it your own.

I really hope you try it and if you do I’d love to know what you think.

Deconstructed Veggie Roll Sushi Bowls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings

Intimidated to make homemade sushi or just don't feel like taking the time? Try this super simple and versatile recipe instead!


Miso Almond Butter Sauce:

3 tablespoons almond butter
1 1/2 tablespoon miso paste
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon chili garlic paste
4 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce
3/4 teaspoon ginger paste
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/3 cup water


1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced
1 cup sushi rice
1 3/4 cups water
3 Tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar, divided
1 Tablespoons organic cane sugar (optional)
1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

Topping Ideas:

cucumber (or zucchini), mango, bell peppers, bean sprouts, radishes, cabbage, carrot, avocado, toasted seaweed or nori strips, black sesame seeds, pickled ginger, wasabi


For the sauce, whisk or blend together the ingredients and set aside.
For the bowls, start by making the rice. Rinse the rice in a fine mesh sieve until the water runs clear. Transfer to a small pot and add the water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 18 minutes or until the water is evaporated. In a small saucepan, warm 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Stir into the cooked rice. Set aside and keep covered.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper. Toss the sweet potato slices in a medium mixing bowls with about 1/3 of the almond butter miso sauce, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake for about 30 minutes until the sweet potatoes start to darken and crinkle around the edges.
To serve, fill each bowl with desired amount of rice, sweet potatoes, black beans, and any toppings you like and serve with additional almond butter miso sauce and/or soy sauce. Grab your chopsticks and dig in.


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Wow beautiful ..
I liked it .. .Well done
Thank you for your recipe

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Wow I've never heard of sweet potato sushi. I'm sure the ginger you add to the sauce makes it spicey, I love when sauces taste like that! This seriously looks like something a chef would make.

Nice instructions. You heat up the sushi to 400 degrees in the oven. Isn't the whole point of sushi to be raw?! lol.

Nonetheless, great photography. You should seriously package these and sell them on Shark Tank or something!

@jfitmisc thanks so much for taking the time to comment, well done

Beautiful, I love the color

Poki bowl == love

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Wow! What a colorful bowl my dear! It looks so delicious, it opened my appetite! I love so much these roll sushi bowl veggie!!

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it looks so yummy! i would like try it

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Those are just my type of food! I love customizable bowls! Especially with all the dietary restrictions innmy family! And as much as I've tried, I just do not like cucumber, so I love the idea of subbing in Zukes! Genius!

And coconut aminos are a staple around here! So good!

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that looks so delicious. now you made me very hungry. :-D

Wow !!! What a nice food.! It's nutritious and healthy food. It's a great recipe.
Thank, To give so much good recipe.

Very unusual. Potato sushi? Looks testy. Very interesting. I've never heard of anything like that. Thanks for the recipe. And especially for the recipe for sauce. I love sauces)) I'll definitely try your recipe. And as always, just great photos, so bright and colorful. You are a great fellow!

@finevector thanks so much for commenting, I hope you give it a try

Looks so awesome in that plate wow very nicely done :D

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Amazing food photos. They look so delicious :)

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I love that dish, everything in it, causes me to devote my life to healthy food, delicious food. @gringalicious, all the food you present is a contest, I congratulate you.

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A dish is really attractive when its presentation is out of the ordinary, its ingredients may be the most extraordinary but when you make it known you fall in love and catch our attention. Great. Great.

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It is interesting to choose various kinds of food that are good to see and delicious.

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This could be worth a cover page or a wallpaper. Because of how healthy it looks.

These look so amazing, I must give them a try

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It's a healthy meal ^^

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realy amazing colors of the pictures.. thx for sharing love them

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WOW...what an awesome idea! I live alone for the first time in my life and making meals for just me is a huge hassle. I can see having the ingredients ready made in the fridge and just putting together different bowls out of them. Mind BLOWN!! Thanks!!

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Geez! Did you really have to make it look that good? It’s 11:30 pm where I’m from and although I’ve already had dinner, I’ll probably have to consider going for supper now!!

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It looks very testy. Thanks for the receipy.

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That sushi bowl looks delicious :) I would add some fake crab ot tuna for mine, and no peppers, but that is the beauty of the sushi bowl, it's very easy to personalise.

Reminds me of vegetarian Poke bowls. Love the colours and the vibrancy, and the drops of Japanese elements really bring me back, almost too good to eat!

Wow, this is very healthy for sure. Thank you so much @gringalicious for sharing the recipe for this. I'll try to make one too.