Sweet Potato Roll Sushi Bowl
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.
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!
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:
- Bread the sweet potato with egg (vegan option available), cornstarch, and some spices then bake it until it's nice and crispy.
- Put on a pot of rice. Easy!
- Boil the edamame for 4 minutes. Also very easy!
- Mix some mayo with sriracha, lime juice, and sesame oil.
- Now pile all the things together in a bowl!
Full recipe instructions and ingredients in the recipe card below.
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.
Also, try this sushi burrito!
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Sweet Potato Roll Sushi Bowl
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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
- 1 cup sushi rice or jasmine rice
- 2 mini cucumbers, cut into rounds
- 1 cup frozen edamame, boiled for 4 minutes
- 8 sheets nori, we like spicy
- 1 avocado, diced
- Sesame seeds, to serve
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, can be vegan or light
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray it with oil.1 teaspoon oil
- 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.1 medium sweet potato, 1 large egg, ¼ cup cornstarch, 1 teaspoon EACH: sweet or smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder
- While the sweet potatoes are baking, 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.1 cup sushi rice or jasmine rice
- Make the spicy mayo by mixing the ingredients together in a small bowl.4 tablespoons mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon sriracha, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 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.2 mini cucumbers, 1 cup frozen edamame, 8 sheets nori, 1 avocado, Sesame seeds
I LOVE this meal. Such an easy dinner and very affordable to make. I added some crab meat for a little extra protein. I also added a little bit more mayo to the sauce, as I felt the sriracha was a bit too strong for my liking, but wow, I loved it so much.
This is amazing! I made it last night and I’m obsessed with the spicy mayo. I’m hoping to make a big batch of it to eat with everything from now on. Any idea how long the mayo would stay good in the fridge? Thank you!
This was AMAZING! We all loved it and it is now in the rotation. Bowl meals are so great for my 2yo. She is able to pick what she wants in her bowl and loves to be involved. I made her a sauce without the siracha and the only thing she passed on was the seaweed. Thanks for the recipe!
I really like this concept but had some struggles with the breading…due to bowl size I dunked the potatoes in the cornstarch in batches and ended up having to double the cornstarch mixture to cover the second batch, and then after baking the potatoes were white and powdery in a lot of spots. Is that too much cornstarch or not enough oil/spray?
It sounds like they could have used a little more oil. 🙂
I made this for me and roommate for dinner last night and it was awesome! We both loved the fun take on sweet potato sushi. I used basmati rice cause that’s what I had but next time I’ll try it with real sushi rice.