Coronavirus Lockdown: Try the Delectable Homemade Hawaiian Poke

Your COVID-10 lockdown days need not be dry as dust and all stressed upjust chill out!

Think optimistically, haven’t you wished to escape from all the professional life stresses and worries in order to spend quality time with your family?. So, now when God has granted it, you are wasting it, watching the news and scrolling your Facebook & Instagram wall all day long—In taking all the negativity, it’s time to purge it.

In this article, we have the homemade recipe for everyone’s favorite Hawaiian poke. It not only has lip-smacking flavors, but also loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, and, above all, a quick recipe which you can prepare in minutes.

So, let’s scroll down and jot down all the ingredients and cooking instructions:

What is Hawaiian Poke?


Commonly pronounced as PO-Kay, the Poke is among the popular dishes from the internationally celebrated Hawaiian cuisine. This is a healthy, raw seafood salad—a fusion of sushi and ceviche, loved by the locals and travelers who land in Hawaii.

You can easily get fresh, pre-made poke at local grocery stores and seafood markets throughout the United States. But, since we are in lockdown, we don’t want you to risk your and your loved ones’ life by stepping out of your house. 

That’s why we’re assisting you on how to make mouth-watering poke dishes at home; with all the stuff available in your kitchen. 

The Ingredients

Poke is a versatile dish with endless options in terms of ingredients. The key ingredients for making the native Hawaiian poke are as follows:

  • 2 Large Ahi Tuna Steaks – Make sure they are Sashimi grade, so these are safe to consume.
  • 2 Cups brown rice -You can also choose white rice for best taste.
  • 1 Maui onion – You can also go with sweet onions or shallots.
  • 3 tablespoons Soya sauce – Make sure it is gluten-free and low sodium.
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil – For a nutty essence.
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds – For a crunchy texture.
  • 1 tablespoon Chile Garlic Sauce – For a little kick.

And rest all the other ingredients are negotiable, you have the freedom to choose right from Broccoli, Spanish beans to garnishing as you want. 


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Step 1: Neatly slice the Ahi Tuna into ½-inch cubes. In case, you don’t have Ahi Tuna in your refrigerator, the best alternatives are:

  • Raw meat
  • Turkey
  • Sausage
  • Soya paneer(if you are vegan)

Step 2: 

The next step is to add brown rice with three cups of water (750 ml) and then toss sliced tuna into a saucepan, put it over medium flame. 

After a few minutes, bring it to a simmer, then reduce the heat and put a lid on it for 20 minutes (until the water has evaporated and rice is tender). 

Remove the saucepan from the flame for five minutes, but don’t uncover it.

In the meantime, take a bowl and combine chili flakes, soya sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, Maui onions, chili garlic sauce, and thoroughly whisk to combine. 

Step 3: 

Add sliced tuna to the bowl, and stir to coat for a scrumptious taste that makes your lockdown morning, evening, or dinner special.


In case, you are unable to cook this recipe at home for whatsoever reason, you can easily order online from an authentic restaurant in Detroit and enjoy the delicious food sitting at home with your family.