Aldi Hack : : Sushi Roll Bowl
Ever since Aldi opened up here in Baton Rouge, the mom groups are full of questions.
Is it really that good of a deal?
I hear their Aldi brand tastes weird.
What’s good to buy?
So I’m mostly here to answer that third question, but I’ll lightly touch on the first two.
Is it really that good of a deal? It absolutely can be! We’ve found the biggest saving in produce and cheeses (which my family can devour!). As with any store, especially if you’re a bargain hunter, some deals are still better elsewhere. Eggs are best at Aldi, but Sam’s has beat out the price on a gallon of milk for us so far. We also really love a lot of their snack options.
Snacks, which leads me to question two. We love the Aldi brands, so much!
I’ve seen a few complaints on their brand stuff being “off” and I struggled with this one until I saw a mom put it simply: that “off” taste is the missing chemicals & preservatives. We’re so used to them, that when they’re missing it may take a little getting used to. Plain & simple.
Now, what to buy. Y’all. A friend posted two of these dips: Crab Rangoon Dip & Lobster Roll Dip and I knew immediately I’d need to try them! Might I add that each dip is under $4! And try them I did!! I bought these three dips, a bag of pita chips and immediately opened them in my car. When I tell you my life was changed. I ate that dip all the way home!
Suggest it? Absolutely
But wait! Because the next day I ate more for breakfast. And when it came time for lunch, I had an epiphany!
Sushi Rice Bowl
What if I made some rice, grabbed some low key produce and made these dips into a sushi rice bowl?! With a quick trip to Walmart (merely because it was closer and pouring rain), I spent an additional $7 on ingredients!
Aldi Sushi Rice Bowls
- Crab Rangoon Dip or Lobster Roll Dip
- Serrano peppers (I like heat)
- Cream Cheese
- Seaweed Sheets
- Furikake (or Everything But the Bagel Seasoning).
Fill your bowl with as much rice as you’d like.
Cut your produce into bite sized pieces. Personally, I used this veggie dicer that is now a staple in my house! But do what you will. Once produce is chopped, add it on top of your rice. Then add your desired amount of cream cheese (if you even want). Sprinkle on your furikake & enjoy!
I mixed my bowl all together and then spooned bites onto my seaweed sheets for the full sushi flavor bomb effect.
It’s delicious! And something I can prep ahead of time for a quick lunch fix during the week!