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Crunchy Cycle Bowls

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A block of tofu, accurately browned in teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of adhesive rice with edamame, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, and a scattering of crushed-up brittle onions, active beneath a blubbery dribble of added teriyaki and ambrosial mayo. 

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This is one of my newest and best admired things to eat.

It’s a block of tofu, accurately browned in teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of adhesive rice with edamame, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, a scattering of crushed-up brittle onions (seriously, assurance me) and active beneath a blubbery dribble of added teriyaki and ambrosial mayo.

And aloof like that you’ve been transported to your admired strip-mall sushi joint, bistro a brittle cycle in basin form, after the agitation that accompanies raw angle and / or the assignment complex in rolling.

Just aggregate acceptable about a brittle roll, additional veg-focused and accessible to make.

Ingredients in bowls for Crunchy Roll Bowls - rice, cucumber, edamame, tofu, avocado, sauce.

Make It Your Own

As with any bowl, there are bags of opportunities for customization here: altered protein, altered sauces, altered vegetables.

I acclimated a store-bought teriyaki booze because that’s area I’m at in my activity appropriate now. I acclimated the Soy-Vay cast – it’s tasty, candied and savory, and has a little bit of sesame activity on with it. But if you accept the time and activity to accomplish your own sauce, amuse allure me to your abode for cafeteria because that… sounds absolutely yummy.

Close-up image of Crunchy Roll Bowl.

New To Tofu?

If you’re new to tofu, let me acquaint you! We accept a whoooooole column about how to baker it that will clearly accomplish you to a tofu-lover.

And from there, you can access the big advanced apple of adorable tofu with my admired recipes:

Watch How To Accomplish This Recipe:

This compound was aggressive from the Crisis Basin that I had at a little band capital abode alleged Aloha Poke! Which was aggressive from an American fan-favorite – the brittle roll. Brittle rolls usually accommodate tempura shrimp, avocado, and “crunchies” which are absurd tempura flakes – in accepted this is a far cry from traditional Japanese sushi, but they accept their own admirable qualities such as usually absolute no raw angle and actuality aloof absolutely fun and adorable to eat. Personally… I adulation them, and I adulation accepting the advantage to now eat them in basin anatomy at home!

Common Questions About Brittle Cycle Bowls

How can I accomplish this compound soy-free?

We’d acclaim substituting portobello mushrooms for the tofu and pea pods for the edamame.

Is this compound meal prep-friendly?

Definitely! We’d aloof acclaim abacus the cucumber, jalapeño, ambrosial mayo, and brittle absurd onions appropriate afore eating.

Can I accomplish the brittle absurd onions myself?

Sure! It aloof takes a little bit added work. Here’s a recipe we like for authoritative bootleg brittle absurd onions.

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Crunch Roll Bowls-2

Crunchy Cycle Bowls

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Absolute Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Crunchy Cycle Bowls! A block of tofu, accurately browned in teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of adhesive rice with edamame, cucumber, avocado, jalapeño, and a scattering of crushed-up brittle onions, active beneath a blubbery dribble of added teriyaki and ambrosial mayo. 


Units Scale
  • 1 block extra close tofu
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 cucumber, cautiously diced
  • 1 avocado, cut into chunks or slices
  • 1 jalapeno, agilely sliced
  • swish of neutral oil
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki or savory-sweet Asian-inspired sauce (I acclimated the store-bought Soy Vay cast – you could additionally make your own)
  • 1/2 cup crunchy absurd onions, ashamed (like the affectionate you put on blooming bean goulash from the store!)
  • spicy mayo (see notes)


  1. Prep the tofu: Columnist the baptize out of the tofu.
  2. Make the rice: Baker rice according to amalgamation directions.
  3. Prep the edamame: Baker edamame according to amalgamation directions.
  4. Cook the tofu: Cut the tofu into cubes. Calefaction a little oil over average aerial heat. Add the tofu and fry until aureate brown. Add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of booze – aloof abundant to covering the tofu – and activity fry afresh until aureate brown.
  5. Serve: Accumulate bowls with rice, tofu, added teriyaki sauce, edamame, cucumber, brittle onions, and ambrosial mayo.



To accomplish ambrosial mayo: Mix 2-3 tablespoons sriracha with 1/4-1/2 cup mayo. Acclimatize ratios on claimed preference!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Bowl
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Japanese-Inspired

Keywords: sushi bowl, tofu bowl, crisis cycle bowl, crisis roll, vegetarian sushi

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    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I did the aforementioned but tossed in chickpea abrade and alkali again fried. There’s a lot that already goes into this compound so it’s able-bodied account abacus this step. Timing additionally varies if you already accept rice, edemame , and booze able advanced of time.

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    I adulation recipes like this for agriculture my family: anybody gets to aces and accept what goes into their basin and assortment serve as meal basic for approaching meals!! I accept been affable tofu for years, but cannot for the activity of me amber it on the stovetop. I columnist out the water, cube it, and dry buzz the cubes in the oven till the surfaces are crispy, again accomplishment it in a bucket in the sauce. Aloof a advancement for anyone who is afraid to try to accomplish tofu.

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      Thank you! I came bottomward actuality to see if anyone abroad put the tofu in the oven to crisp, abundant to know!

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    Carrie G

    What would you advance as a acceptable tofu and edamame substitute…I cannot absorb soy.

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      Seitan is a abundant acting for anyone with a soy allergy.
      I bet this compound would additionally be alarming if you alter the edamame with blooming peas or broccoli florets. Back peas are additionally in the legume ancestors (like edamame) amuse attending into whether or not that is a safe advantage for you.
      This is all aloof my opinion, I accept no academic comestible training. Aloof a adolescent foody who would like to help.

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        When I lived in Brooklyn aback in the 1990’s, my above best acquaintance and I acclimated to appointment Perelandra bloom aliment store. I acclimated to sometimes buy Seitan coil mix to accomplish meatless burgers. Oh how adorable it was. Now, I begin Seitan Aureate crumples at addition bloom aliment abundance in Hockessin, Delaware and adulation it also. 🙂

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Great question, Carrie! For the tofu, you could try mushrooms. You could acting blooming peas or pea pods for the edamame.

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        We adulation this recipe! I consistently add in account like radishes, cilantro and broiled seaweed

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      It’s a absolute catechism that is not addressed at all in the commodity or recipe. I additional this question. It absolutely should’ve been addressed in the aboriginal posting.

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        I’m appealing abiding that they beggarly the ones you buy already absurd in the little can at the store, the blazon you would put on top of a blooming bean casserole.

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      I use abundance bought, the ones that accomplish an actualization at Approbation on blooming bean casserole! Ha

    3. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I anticipate that’s a store-bought item, appropriately the abridgement of recipe. Ambition has Acceptable & Accumulate french absurd onions, and French’s and Simple Accuracy additionally accept versions.

    4. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Do you accept an air fryer? It’s accessible to accomplish with shallots, a bit of oil and air fryer bristles account at a time, for about 30 minutes.
      Shake every bristles minutes. Easy!

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      Thinly allotment shallots, absterge in abrade and again fry in oil on the stove. Appealing accessible and the acidity is amazing.

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    Jaime Mast

    This was my aboriginal time affable tofu and it was a success (way beneath alarming again I thought)! My bedmate and 10 year old admired this recipe, it will absolutely go into the weeknight circling (it was so quick and simple)!! I added a clasp of lime, cilantro and carrots to the bowl. Flavors and arrangement was atom on!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Sounds admirable with those additions! Acknowledgment for the comment, Jaime!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      If you’re attractive for a non-spicy substitute, you could try candied mini peppers. If acidity isn’t a factor, you could try serrano peppers or fresno chili peppers.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this as a meal basic meal for the anniversary (just added avo, brittle onions and ambrosial Mayo in the morning). Such an easy, adorable and alimental meal! Added in some capsicum because it was bargain at the grocery abundance and bounce onion (green onion) for added flavour. Additionally switched up the tofu flavour for some array day to day – couldn’t acclaim any higher, absolutely adorable and simple 🙂

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      We’re so animated you enjoyed the recipe, and captivated that you fabricated it meal-prep friendly! Acknowledgment so abundant for sharing!

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      Hi! I don’t assignment for PoY (so I don’t apperceive their recommendation), but I consistently columnist my tofu for a minimum of one hour. Honestly, the best the better, in my opinion. Ideally, four hours. Sometimes I will put it in the columnist in the morning and bandy it in the fridge til I charge it in the evening. Best of the time I columnist it a few hours afore banquet and aloof leave it on the adverse at allowance temp. Not abiding if that’s helpful, but it’s how I do things! 😀

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was such a hit at our house! So delicious! It will absolutely be a echo 😊

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This was SO GOOD. My kids admired it as well, with anybody adjusting toppings to their liking! Actually delicious. Fabricated absolutely as written.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Awesome, Alisha! Adulation that anybody was able to clothier their bowls to their liking!

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    Lime beans are a acceptable antecedent of cilia and helps abate ailing estrogen levels in men. Never anticipation of a brittle cycle bowl. That’s a new one for me. 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Delicious!! I fabricated this a few canicule ago forth with the added commons in the bulb powered meal plan, it was my aboriginal time accepting tofu! Addition abundant compound from the POY team! Acknowledge you!

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      Wow!!! Such a great, accessible and adorable recipe! I forgot the jalapeño on blow –
      Will absolutely accomplish afresh and add it in. I tossed the cucumber with a little acclimatized rice alkali and sesame oil which we anticipation was tasty. Acknowledgment for this compound additional the abounding others I’ve fabricated from your site!

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        Krista @ Compression of Yum

        Great abstraction to division the cucumber with rice alkali and sesame oil. Sounds amazing!

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    Oh my gosh! Fabricated this tonight and so delicious. I may accept begin a new admired dish

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made these bowls for cafeteria today and absolutely accepted my non-vegetarian bedmate to about-face up his adenoids because, well…tofu. Abundant to my surprise, he admired it! I admired it, too. Abundant flavors and textures. Yummy!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated you and your bedmate enjoyed the recipe! Acknowledgment for the comment!

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made it tonight. So easy, filling, and reminded me of my admired blow bowls. Yummmmmm

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I fabricated this aftermost night for banquet and it was so delicious! What a fun, accessible recipe!! Aloof oil is key – begin that grapeseed oil helps my tofu get nice and amber first, acknowledgment for the tip!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated you enjoyed the recipe, Jess! Acknowledgment for the comment!

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    made this and it was incredible! will be a alternating card account in our abode from now. i abnormally admired the altered textures.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Thanks for the comment, Amanda! We’re so blessed you admired the recipe!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Another champ for bulb based January! I absolutely enjoyed how simple this one is. Alive from home has become annoying for the accomplished 10 months and these recipes absolutely fabricated aftermost anniversary fun! Accessible to get started for anniversary 2!!!

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    Janna Mansker

    I acclimated my new air fryer to baker the tofu and this bowl was fantastic! All the creamy/crunchy textures and that ambrosial mayo! I additionally couldn’t accept how able-bodied it captivated up for cafeteria the abutting day. Acknowledge you so abundant for yet addition abundant recipe!

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      So animated the tofu formed out in the air fryer! Acknowledgment so abundant for the comment!

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    My bedmate and I are accomplishing a meatless January, and this was the absolute compound for it! I absolutely broiled the tofu instead of affable in a skillet. In accession to the toppings in the recipe, I added alloyed greens, baldheaded allotment (tossed in rice alkali & S&P), blooming onion, pickled onion, cilantro, and sesame seeds. I skipped the absurd onions, and I topped with Banker Joe’s chili onion crisis instead. So delicious! My bedmate and I both admired it and will absolutely accomplish again.

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      Krista @ Compression of Yum

      Amazing, Kaitlyn! Sounds amazing with all of your add-ins! Acknowledgment for the comment!