Special Diets | 8 May 2017Quick Keto Tuna Poke Bowl Share article facebook twitter google pinterest This keto and paleo-friendly tuna poke bowl from Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less is fast and easy. Serve it up as a healthy lunch or a light summertime dinner. Here’s my take on a popular Hawaiian summertime staple. The dish usually involves small pieces of raw fish marinated in soy sauce and served over rice. To make it suitable for keto and paleo diets, though, my recipe uses cauli-rice and coconut aminos in place of the traditional rice and soy sauce. MAKES: 2 SERVINGS | HANDS-ON TIME: 20 MINUTES | OVERALL TIME: 25 MINUTES MARINATED TUNA: ½ pound (225 g) sushi-grade tuna, skinless and boneless 2 tablespoons (30 ml/1 oz) each coconut aminos and extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml/0.5 oz) each toasted sesame oil and fresh lemon or lime juice 1 teaspoon rice vinegar or coconut vinegar 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce Salt ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1 small chile pepper, sliced 2 medium (30 g/1.1 oz) spring onions, sliced 1 medium (150 g/5.3 oz) avocado, diced 1 tablespoon (9 g/0.3 oz) sesame seeds, divided CAULI-RICE: 2 cups (240 g/8.5 oz) cauliflower rice (below) 1 tablespoon (15 g/0.5 oz) ghee or coconut oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml/0.5 oz) rice vinegar or coconut vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste TOPPING: 2 ounces (56 g) cucumber slices To make the marinated tuna, cut the tuna into ½- to 1-inch (1 to 2 cm) pieces and place in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, mix the coconut aminos, olive oil, sesame oil, lemon juice, vinegar, Sriracha, and salt to taste. Add this mixture to the bowl with the tuna. Add the ginger, chile pepper, spring onions, and avocado. Add the sesame seeds, reserving 1 teaspoon for topping. Place in the fridge while you prepare the cauli-rice. To make the cauli-rice, place the cauli-rice in a hot pan greased with the ghee. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes. Stir to prevent burning. In a small bowl, mix the vinegar and salt. When the cauli-rice is done, remove from the heat, place in a bowl, and stir in the vinegar mixture. To assemble, divide the cauli-rice between two bowls. Add the marinated tuna-and-avocado mixture. Top with the sliced cucumber and a sprinkle of the reserved sesame seeds. NUTRITION FACTS PER SERVING Total carbs: 17.6 g | Fiber: 8.6 g | Net carbs: 9 g | Protein: 32.8 g Fat: 42 g | Energy: 565 kcal Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (24%), fat (69%) Cauliflower Rice I like to make cauli-rice in batches. It takes no more than ten minutes, and I don’t have to spend time cleaning my food processor when I need it. To make cauli-rice, remove the leaves and the core of the cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into florets. Wash the florets thoroughly, drain, and pat dry. Once dry, run them through a hand grater or a food processor with a regular blade or a grating blade. (The latter will make the cauliflower look more like rice.) Pulse until the florets resemble grains of rice. Don’t overdo it: it takes only a few extra seconds to turn your cauli-rice into cauli purée! Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to 3 months. Buy from an Online Retailer US: UK: AU: Keto is increasingly being regarded as the go-to eating plan for losing weight, reversing diabetes, or even maintaining general health. However, cooking ketogenic accurately and consistently can be a challenge. Adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly often adds cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. That isn’t always feasible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day–and even keto followers can’t live on avocados and bacon alone. Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less gives readers 100 delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner (and even snacks) that are quick, easy, varied, and delicious. -Recipes are suitable for busy lifestyles -Recipes use commonly found ingredients -Recipes call for fewer ingredients and fewer steps -Recipes take a short amount of time to prepare–or can be made in large batches or used to build out other recipes such as casseroles, slow-cooker entrees, and pre-prepped vegetables and sides. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.