I shared this last week on Instagram and y’all requested that I post the recipe to the website so here it is!
Since I’ve been following this ketogenic diet, every week I treat myself to a meal where I load up on carbohydrates. This meal helps give me muscle energy (glycogen) so that I can continue to perform at optimal levels. Also, it’s a great “mental break” for me from what is, in many ways, a pretty restrictive diet. So, for this meal I enjoyed rice, and purple rice at that! I know it may sound crazy but when this rice cooks, it smells a little like bacon (so perhaps it’s really no surprise why I enjoy it).
It’s no secret to those that know me that one of my favorite foods is sushi. I love it. And my life changed when I discovered that I can make some of my favorite Japanese cuisines in my own kitchen. One of my personal favorites is a tuna poke bowl.
Here’s my tropical spin on a popular menu item.
Ingredients for 2 servings/bowls:
- 5oz tuna sashimi or raw tuna (MUST BE sushi-grade)
- 5oz salmon sashimi or raw salmon
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- juice from 1 clementine or half an orange – optional
- 1/3 cup finely diced mango
- 1 chopped red pepper (or jalapeño) – optional
- 2 cups cooked purple rice (or jasmine rice, brown rice)
- 1/2 large avocado chopped (not shown but recommended) – optional
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (white, black or both)
- 1/3 cup chopped green onion
- Cook rice according to the instructions given and set aside.
- Carefully cut the tuna and salmon sashimi into cubes. Make sure you use a sharp knife so not to shred/destroy the fish while cutting.
- In a small bowl, mix together the sesame oil, soy sauce and orange juice.
- Place the sashimi in a large bowl, pour in the sauce and add all of the ingredients except the rice. Using a spatula or large spoon, carefully fold the ingredients together so the pieces of sashimi and chopped veggies are coated in the sauce.
- Enjoy the poke over cooled, cooked rice and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
- Season with additional soy sauce but careful not to get carried away!
**Remember to adjust portions to compliment YOUR fitness goals.**
Approximate macros for 1 of 2 servings (without avocado):
530 calories, 38g protein, 40g carbs, 24g fat, 4g fiber, 4g sugar
*to reduce the calories in this dish, use less sesame oil and sesame seeds