This sweet potato roll sushi bowl is just like your favorite sushi roll only it's served in a bowl. Read: it's WAY easier to make! Sushi rice, crispy baked sweet potato, avocado, nori, cucumbers, and edamame get piled into a bowl then drizzled with an easy to make spicy mayo. It's delicious!

If you love Japanese-influenced recipes like this sushi bowl, also try our tzatziki avocado salmon rolls and our Japanese carrot ginger salad dressing.

Sweet Potato Roll Sushi Bowl on a white plate.

What is a sweet potato roll sushi bowl?

Put your hands up if you love sweet potato roll sushi! All that crispy sweet potato tempura and creamy avocado wrapped up in nori and sticky sushi rice. Maybe your sushi joint even throws in a little crunchy cucumber, just for good measure.

This sushi bowl is all of those things, without the fuss of having to roll your own sushi.

  • Sushi rice – jasmine rice makes a great substitute!
  • Deliciously crispy sweet potato bites – baked, not fried!
  • Creamy diced avocado
  • Cucumber rounds – we love using mini cucumbers
  • Some edamame – hey, why not?
  • Crispy nori – those little seaweed snack packs are the best!
A Sushi Bowl with crispy sweet potatoes.

How to make this sweet potato roll sushi bowl recipe

There are a few steps to making this sushi bowl, but all are very easy. Here's what to do:

  1. Bread the sweet potato with egg (vegan option available), cornstarch, and some spices then bake it until it's nice and crispy.
  2. Put on a pot of rice. Easy!
  3. Boil the edamame for 4 minutes. Also very easy!
  4. Mix some mayo with sriracha, lime juice, and sesame oil.
  5. Now pile all the things together in a bowl!

Full recipe instructions and ingredients in the recipe card below.

Crispy sweet potatoes on a baking sheet.

Is this like a sweet potato tempura roll?

Yes! While the sweet potato isn't quite as crispy as tempura, it's almost exactly like a sweet potato tempura roll. If you have a deep fryer and are feeling adventurous, you could totally deep fry the sweet potato bites to make them even crispier.

Variations to try

We love this sushi bowl exactly as is, but here are a few other things you can add to switch it up:

  • Sliced radishes – or try daikon radish.
  • Teriyaki sauce instead of the spicy mayo.
  • Make a spicy mayo using wasabi instead of sriracha.
  • Add some cooked salmon or crab meat.
  • Use black rice.
  • Add some pickled ginger to the bowl.
A fork in a sweet potato roll sushi bowl with nori, edamame, and avocado.
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Sweet Potato Roll Sushi Bowl on a white plate.

Sweet Potato Roll Sushi Bowl

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 bowls 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

This sweet potato roll sushi bowl is just like your favorite sushi roll only it's served in a bowl. Read: it's WAY easier to make! Sushi rice, crispy baked sweet potato, avocado, nori, cucumbers, and edamame get piled into a bowl then drizzled with an easy to make spicy mayo. It's delicious! 


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Ingredients

Crispy sweet potatoes

  • 1 teaspoon oil (or preferably spray oil)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large egg (see notes for vegan)
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon EACH: sweet or smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder

The bowls

  • 1 cup sushi rice or jasmine rice
  • 2 mini cucumbers, cut into rounds
  • 1 cup frozen edamame, boiled for 4 minutes
  • 8 sheets of nori (we like spicy)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Sesame seeds, to garnish

Spicy mayo

  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (can be vegan or light)
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with oil.
  2. Make the sweet potatoes. Whisk the egg in a large bowl. Mix the cornstarch, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in another bowl. Put the sweet potato pieces into the bowl with the egg and mix them around. Take the pieces out of the egg and put them into the cornstarch -use your hands, don't dump them in or you'll get too much egg! Mix them around so that they are all coated and then spread them out on the baking sheet then spray or drizzle the tops with oil. Bake for 25 minutes, or until they are soft inside. 
  3. Make the rice. Bring the rice + 2 cups of cold water to a boil in a medium-sized pot. Lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 12 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let it rest, covered, for 8 minutes. 
  4. Make the spicy mayo. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Put it all together. Divide the rice between the bowls then top with the crispy sweet potatoes, cucumbers edamame, nori, and avocado. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on for garnish then drizzle with the spicy mayo.

Notes

If you don't eat eggs you can dip the sweet potato pieces into dairy-free milk to wet them slightly so that the coating sticks to them. 

 

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