Shrimp Poke Bowl – 10 easy steps

A Shrimp poke bowl is an eye-catching, tasty, and healthy dish. This is great to serve as small-bite dishes or finger foods. These bowls are garnished with colorful toppings and then served in a large bowl.

This light, refreshing and tasty shrimp poke bowl is the perfect dish to get your daily dose of veggies, protein, and healthy fats. You can eat this delicious meal warm or cold. Perfect for lunch or dinner – every day!

shrimp poke bowl recipe

What is a Shrimp Poke Bowl?

A shrimp poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish that consists of marinated raw shrimp, vegetables, and rice. The term “poke” refers to the fact that the ingredients are mixed together.

The dish consists of raw fish mixed with vegetables and rice. The fish used in poke bowls can be tuna, salmon, or octopus. The vegetables used may include cucumber, avocado, edamame beans, carrots, and seaweed. Some variations also include tofu.

Shrimp Poke bowl is usually served with a sauce such as soy sauce or sesame oil.


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined           
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias
  • 1/2 cup cubed avocado (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice (or quinoa) per bowl for serving
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • honey

shrimp poke bowl recipeInstructions

  •  Start by preparing the poke bowl base.
  • Cook 1 cup of sushi rice in a pot according to package directions and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ¼ cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 teaspoons grated ginger, and 1 teaspoon honey or sugar (optional). Stir until combined and set aside as your marinade for the shrimp.
  • Peel and devein one pound of shrimp (fresh or frozen) then pat dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture before adding it to the marinade you prepared in step 2 above. Let sit for 1520 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients for your poke bowl.
  • Slice 1 cucumber into thin strips and set aside
  •  Slice 1 avocado in half, remove the pit and then slice each half into thin slices or cubes and set aside.
  • Thinly slice four green onions (green parts only) and set aside for garnish when assembling your poke bowl later on.
  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 1 teaspoon of sriracha (optional). Stir until combined to make your spicy mayo sauce for the poke bowl later on. Set aside until you are ready to assemble your bowls later on.
  • Heat a large skillet over mediumhigh heat with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil then add the shrimp. Cook for 23 minutes until the shrimp turns pink and is cooked through. 
  • Remove from heat and let cool before assembling your poke bowls.
  • Now its time to assemble your poke bowl! Place 1 cup of cooked sushi rice in each individual bowl then top with the sliced cucumber, avocado slices/cubes, and cooked shrimp. Drizzle each bowl with some of the spicy mayo sauce you prepared earlier and sprinkle with green onion slices as garnish (optional). Serve immediately while still warm or chilled if desired. Enjoy!


We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a great way to pack in the nutrients and keep your shrimp poke bowl fresh.

First, make sure you have a container or two with a lid. You can use any old container that’s microwave safe, but we recommend something with a lid so that it will be easy to transport and store.

You’ll want to ensure your rice isn’t too hot when you put it in the container—you don’t want it to steam and get soggy. To prevent this, put the rice in an airtight container and let it cool down before adding it to your bowl.

If you’re using seafood, make sure it is chilled before placing it in the bowl. If not, the heat from the rice could cook the seafood.

And finally: don’t forget about those toppings! They are just as important as your protein choices when it comes time to store your shrimp poke bowl. For example: if you’re using nori sheets or seaweed, wrap them up tightly, so they don’t dry out while waiting for their next meal.

Health benefits

A shrimp poke bowl is a healthy food that contains omega-3 fatty acids and proteins, which are essential for the growth of your body.

This shrimp poke bowl is rich in protein, which helps to build muscles, strengthen bones and keep you fit.

Shrimp also contains omega-3 fatty acids that help to lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation.

Nutritional facts

  • Calories: 255
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 105mg
  • Sodium: 860mg
  • Carbohydrates: 27g Dietary Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 21g


Use this Shrimp poke bowl recipe to make a tasty, healthy, and affordable shrimp poke bowl for yourself. Your delicious meal is ready!

shrimp poke bowl recipe

Shrimp poke bowl

A shrimp poke bowl is a Hawaiian dish that consists of marinated raw shrimp, vegetables, and rice. The term "poke" refers to the fact that the ingredients are mixed together.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Japanese
Servings 6
Calories 253 kcal


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sambel oelek
  • 1 tsp miced garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves plus more to garnish
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced on the bias
  • ½ cup avacado optional


  • In a large bowl, toss together the shrimp, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sambal oelek, and garlic. Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature while you prep the other ingredients. Just before serving, add the cilantro and scallions to the shrimp mixture and toss gently to combine. If desired, top with cubed avocado just before serving. Serve in bowls over rice or lettuce leaves.
Keyword shrimp poke bowl

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