Rice & quinoa prawn sushi bowl served with chopsticks

Rice & quinoa prawn sushi bowl

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 2

Do something different for dinner: top rice and quinoa with prawns, sweet potato, avocado and seaweed to make this stunning Japanese-inspired family dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal439
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre6g
  • protein22g
  • salt1.8g


  • 100g white or brown sushi rice
  • 20g mixed coloured quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 1½ tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp golden caster sugar

For the toppings

  • 1 tsp oil
  • ½ sweet potato, thinly sliced
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 8 large peeled prawns, cooked
  • ¼ cucumber, halved and very finely sliced
  • ½ avocado, thinly sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 roasted nori sheet, snipped into lengths
  • sriracha mayonnaise and sesame seeds, to serve (optional)


  1. Put the rice and quinoa in a pan. Add 320ml water, bring to the boil, cover with a lid and turn the heat down as low as it will go. Cook for 12-15 mins, or following pack instructions (brown sushi rice will need longer), by which time all the water should have been absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the vinegar, sugar and a pinch of salt until the sugar has dissolved. Stir the vinegar mixture into the cooked rice, then gently move the rice around to let out some steam. The rice should be sticky rather than wet when cooled.

  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Fry the sweet potato for 2-3 mins each side until just cooked, then season and set aside to cool. When the rice is cool, divide between two small bowls (or lunch boxes) and level the surface. Halve the prawns lengthways, then arrange on top of the rice along with the rest of the toppings. To serve, squeeze over some spicy mayo in a zigzag and sprinkle over some sesame seeds, if you like.

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Alice Stealth-fox's picture
Alice Stealth-fox
10th May, 2018
Very easy and tasty
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