Vegan Sushi Bowl with Green Tea Rice is a healthy plant-based vegan bowl topped with lots of fresh vegetables. The green tea adds an earthy, herbaceous note to the rice.
Over the past year, I have been experimenting with tea. I really love cooking with brewed tea. I think that the tea can infuse so much depth of flavor, especially when it comes to savory recipes.
Brewed green tea adds an earthy, herbaceous flavor to savory recipes. Sometimes when you think about cooking with tea, you might think of sweeter recipes like tea infused cookies and scones. I think that tea is a great addition of sweet recipes, but also savory recipes. One of my favorite ways to use green tea is in rice.
Instead of cooking rice in just plan water, I have found that cooking rice in brewed green tea adds so much flavor to the rice.
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Rice is a staple in my diet and I am always looking for ways to switch up basic steamed rice.
Green tea elevates basic steamed white rice. This green tea rice is really easy to make. First, we need to brew the green tea. I like to make everything in the same pot. I bring two cups of water to a boil and then add two Stash green tea bags. I turn off the heat and let the tea steep for 3 minutes.
Once the tea has steeped, I remove the tea bags and bring the tea-infused water up to a boil. Once the water is boiling, I add the rice. You can use sushi rice if you'd like. I usually add just regular white rice because that is what I always had on hand.
I really love these Vegan Sushi Bowls with Green Tea Rice because they are so versatile.
The base of the sushi bowl is the green tea infused rice. What I really love about these vegan sushi bowls is that you can really top the bowls with your favorite veggies. This is a great way to use up any extra vegetables that you have laying around.
I really love topping the green tea rice with carrots, bell peppers, edamame, avocado, cucumber, and carrots. I really love the combination of those veggies with the green tea rice.
When serving this Vegan Sushi Bowl, I really like serving a side of coconut aminos and spicy vegan mayo.
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For the rice:
- 2 Stash Green Tea Bags
- 2 Cups Water
- 1 Cup White Rice
For the Sushi Bowls:
- 1 Large Cucumber, cut into matchsticks
- 1 Cup Carrots, sliced in matchsticks
- 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 Cup Shelled Edamame
- 1 Large Avocado, sliced
- Sesame Seeds
- Vegan Spicy Mayo
- Coconut Aminos
For the spicy mayo:
- ⅓ Cup Vegan Mayo
- Sriracha to taste
For the rice:
- Bring two cups of water to a boil and then add two Stash green tea bags. Turn off the heat and let the tea steep for 3 minutes.
- Once the tea has steeped, remove the tea bags and bring the tea-infused water up to a boil. Once the water is boiling, add the rice. Cook the rice until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Once the rice is cooked, turn off heat.
Assemble the sushi bowls:
- Divide the green rice among 4 bowls. Top each bowl of rice with a quarter of the vegetables.
- Garnish with sesame seeds.
- I like to drizzle some coconut aminos and add some of the spicy Vegan mayo on top.
For the spicy vegan mayo:
- In a small bowl, combine the mayo and sriracha. Whisk until evenly combined.