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Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl

Recipe for a vegan Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl. Pulled jackfruit slathered in teriyaki sauce is the perfect key component for this plant-based rice bowl.

Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl |

I guess pretty much anyone has heard of BBQ Pulled Jackfruit already, but have you tried Teriyaki Jackfruit yet? I think with the lighter color, the pulled jackfruit looks so much like shredded chicken! I’ve had this Teriyaki Pulled Jackfruit on a simple sushi rice bowl and it was absolutely delicious. Together with wilted spinach, pickled ginger and wakame (dried seaweed) on sushi rice this pulled jackfruit makes the perfect meal.

Pulled Jackfruit Wrap |

For pulled jackfruit you want to buy the canned, unripe jackfruit in brine – make sure you buy the right one. Because I’ve bought jackfruit in syrup and thought it would work anyways – and nope. For a better texture, cut off the harder triangular parts of the jackfruit pieces, as pictured above on the right side.

Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl. Pulled jackfruit slathered in teriyaki sauce is the perfect key component for this rice bowl and reminds of shredded chicken.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Fusion, Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 649 kcal


Ingredients for the teriyaki jackfruit

  • 20 oz canned unripe jackfruit in brine (drained weight: 10 oz / 280g)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons vegan teriyaki sauce , divided + more for drizzling on top
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for the sushi rice

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • ½ tablespoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Ingredients for the rest of the bowl

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • pickled ginger (make your own pickled ginger)
  • black and white sesame seeds
  • wakame (dried seaweed)


Instructions for the sushi rice

  • Wash the rice to remove excess starch until the water stays clear. Cook the rice with 1 1/2 cups water on medium heat until the water has been absorbed.
  • Transfer the rice to a bowl and let it cool down. Once cool, add the salt, sugar and brown rice vinegar and give it a mix.

Instructions for the teriyaki jackfruit

  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit, remove the core of the jackfruit (harder triangular piece) for a better texture, and add the jackfruit to the pan. Pan-fry it for about 4 minutes, 1/2 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce and the water, give it a good mix and let it simmer with the lid off until the water has been absorbed (about 15 minutes).
  • Use two forks to shred the jackfruits and to create this typical "pulled"-look!
  • Pour over 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, give it a good mix, add salt to taste. Let it cook for another minute.

Instructions for the rest of the bowl

  • Cook the spinach on low heat until wilted. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Assemble your bowl. Add the rice on the bottom, place the pulled teriyaki jackfruit, spinach, pickled ginger and wakame on top and sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds.


The whole bowl can be eaten hot or cold - up to you :)


Calories: 649kcalCarbohydrates: 148gProtein: 8gFat: 2gSodium: 2073mgPotassium: 394mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin C: 1.4mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 2.7mg
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Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl |

Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi Bowl |
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Shannon Holmes

Sunday 1st of March 2020

Hey I just wanted to say I made the jackfruit portion of this and we loved it! Thanks for sharing and I will have to go get some more jackfruit,


Sunday 13th of November 2016

This looks delicious! I have access to fresh jackfruit; would it be possible to use that instead of canned?


Monday 14th of November 2016

It depends! I'd only use unripe jackfruit, not the ripe one. Unripe jackfruit is not that sweet and takes in more of the spices :)

Natalie | Feasting on Fruit

Friday 4th of November 2016

Put the words teriyaki and sushi both in the title and I am paying full attention! Two of my favorite things, and in a super easy form too. And I am actually a pretty big fan of young jackfruit too (sometimes I legit eat it just plain out of the can lol). This looks like a perfect lunch/dinner!


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

I can totally see Teriyaki Jackfruit Sushi happening in the future .. wouldn't there be the rolling part haha. I'm the worst at rolling maki, I even got a sushi-rolling-tool from a friend but I haven't tried it yet. #feelingeventoolazyforthat


Friday 4th of November 2016

I love Jackfruit! BBQ is obv great, but once I just sauteed it with chili spices and it was great! That sushi bowl looks so amazing and so inventive! I will have to try it out :)


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it :) There's still so much more to do with jackfruit..I'm sure of it!


Thursday 3rd of November 2016

I love this idea! Your'e so right that jackfruit typically gets the BBQ treatment by default. Way to branch out!


Wednesday 9th of November 2016

Yeah, Kelly, jackfruit is way too versatile to only use it for bbq sauce :D