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Japanese Yam Sushi Bowls with Sesame Spinach & Citrus Aioli
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Japanese Yam Sushi Bowls

with Sesame Spinach & Citrus Aioli

If the age-old confusion between yams and sweet potatoes has you troubled, hold on to your seat because we are throwing Japanese "yams" into the mix. These tubers have a thin, rust-colored skin almost identical to that of a garnet "yam" or sweet potato. However, their sweet flesh is starchy, dense, and white, most similar to that of a russet potato. We serve these with quinoa-speckled sushi rice, spicy marinated cucumbers, and sesame spinach.

Tags: Gluten-Free Soy-Free Nut-Free Less Prep High Fiber
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
45 min
CALORIES
800
FAT
23g
CARBOHYDRATES
138g
PROTEIN
13g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 Japanese yams, cut into wedges
  2. 1/2 cup quinoa speckled rice
  3. 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  4. 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce
  5. 1 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  6. 1 lime, zested, half juiced and half cut into wedges
  7. 1/4 cup vegan mayo
  8. 4 oz teen spinach
  9. 1 tbsp tuxedo sesame seeds (divided)
  10. 1 tbsp kibbled nori
  11. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  12. Salt & pepper
  13. *Not included
  14. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  15. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
  16. ~This recipe has a spicy ingredient! For low-heat, use spicy ingredients as instructed. For no-heat, omit them entirely.~
Allergens: sesame
Tools: Small saucepan with lid, Baking sheet, Large nonstick skillet
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
45 min
CALORIES
800
FAT
23g
CARBOHYDRATES
138g
PROTEIN
13g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Roast the yams

Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine yams, 2 tsp vegetable oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on baking sheet and toss. Bake until yam wedges are crisp and slightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 4 tsp vegetable oil)

2
Cook the rice

Combine rice, 1 cup water, and a pinch of salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and cook until water is absorbed and rice is tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 2 cups water)

3
Marinate the spicy cucumbers

Stir together cucumber, chili garlic sauce, and vinegar in medium bowl.

4
Prepare the citrus aioli

Stir together lime zest, lime juice, mayo, and a pinch of salt in small bowl.

5
Cook the spinach

Heat 1 tsp vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add spinach, just 2 tsp sesame seeds, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 2 tsp vegetable oil, 4 tsp sesame seeds)

6
Serve

Divide cooked rice between bowls. Add roasted yams, sesame spinach, and spicy cucumbers. Top Japanese yam sushi bowls with as much kibbled nori as you'd like and remaining sesame seeds. Serve with citrus aioli and lime wedges. いただきます!

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