Cali-style poke bowl recipes
Cali-style poke bowl recipes

How to Make
Cali-Style Bowls at Home

Satisfying meals for lunch and dinner that come together in minutes

Dinner in a bowl. What could be easier? They tend to come together in a matter of minutes. They're simple to make and simple to hold and best of all, you can prep a few of them for yourself and store them for future dinners or lunches in the refrigerator. With a base of rice and topped with a slew of fresh herbs and sautéed vegetables, most are pretty damn healthy too. They're getting more and more popular these days. So we scanned the web for the best recipes to try right now and discovered these four flavorful meals that are sure to please.

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Tuna Poke Bowl recipe

Tuna Poke Bowl

Tuna Poke Bowl

Poke (pronounced poe-KAY), the bite-size marinated fish salad famous in Hawaii, has crossed the Pacific to become the bowl meal of the moment, served in eateries from Los Angeles to New York. Thankfully, sushi-grade tuna (or salmon) is easy to come by—you can even buy it frozen (it makes the meat easier to slice up too). This easy-to-follow recipe by culinary scientist Jessica Gavin outlines the basic bowl and offers ways to adjust it to suit your tastes.

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Steak Burrito Bowl recipe
Steak Burrito Bowl recipe

Steak Burrito Bowl

Steak Burrito Bowl

Cheaper than Chipotle, way more flavorful and all but hands-off, the bulk of this meal cooks while you're at work in the slow cooker. No muss, no fuss. When it's ready, fill a bowl with a generous helping of juicy steak, tender rice and smoky veggies before topping it off with your favorite burrito fixings.

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Steak Burrito Bowl recipe
Steak Burrito Bowl recipe

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Chicken Larb With Coconut Rice Bowl recipe
Chicken Larb With Coconut Rice Bowl recipe

Chicken Larb With
Coconut Rice Bowl

Chicken Larb With Coconut Rice Bowl

Larb is a traditional Thai salad and regarded as the "unofficial" national dish of Laos. According to chef and cookbook author Gaby Dalkin, "it hits all the flavor spots—spicy, meaty, herby, pickle-y." She breaks down the dish for a simple recipe that you can make at home, including the sticky, sweet coconut rice. This makes an impressive meal for guests but also packs up and keeps nicely, so it's ideal for prepping as weekday lunches too.

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Chicken Larb With Coconut Rice Bowl recipe
Chicken Larb With Coconut Rice Bowl recipe
Saag Paneer Bowl recipe

Saag Paneer Bowl

Saag Paneer Bowl

If you're looking for a satisfying, yet meat-free option, this popular Indian dish comes together in no time and is as hearty as it is healthy. The fresh paneer cheese doesn't melt when it cooks—it sears and browns slightly, giving it a nice toothsome texture. The rest of the dish is packed with classic Indian spices, plenty of creamy spinach and just a touch of heat. If you can't find paneer cheese, you can swap it out for tofu.

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FYI

Poke began in Hawaii with fishermen seasoning the cut-offs from the fish they just caught to serve as an end of the day snack.

Poke began in Hawaii with fishermen seasoning the cut-offs from the fish they just caught to serve as an end of the day snack.

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