If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my first insta story recipe featuring this baked salmon rice bowl. I figured this would be a good recipe to share via Instagram story because it was soooo easy to put together... and creating a cool insta story actually takes a lot of time and effort lol
So this dish came about because I felt like eating a healthy dinner that wouldn't take too much time to prepare, after a long day at work I just wanted something that I could quickly whip up! I have also been craving a poke bowl for sooo long... so I thought why not make one at home using baked salmon! I normally buy a large salmon filet from Costco and cut it up into individual serving sizes and freeze it, so that it's ready for quick and easy weeknight meal. So since I had the salmon ready to go, I just needed to come up with a few other veggie toppings to complete the rice bowl! This turned out to be a super successful easy, healthy weeknight meal and I'm very excited to share this recipe with you all :)
And the great part about this recipe is that you can change it up to add any other toppings or flavors that you fancy! I personally wanted to add some chopped avocado, but the avocado at my local grocery store wasn't ripe yet so that was a no-go. I also like the idea of adding some red cabbage, for color and crunch! Or some mushrooms for a more earthy flavor. The options are endless and can even be a great way to use up some of the leftover produce you have in your fridge! You know... like that that one leftover carrot? The handful of spinach? You get where I'm going :)
To bring it all together, I whipped up a super simple but super yummy home made sesame dressing. The recipe below makes a little more than you need for a bowl or two, so you can store any leftover dressing in your fridge and use again in the future.
Now for the recipe and pics...keep scrolling for my version of a baked salmon rice bowl :)
Baked Salmon Rice Bowl
1 lb salmon filet
1 C chopped cucumber
1 C julienne carrots
1 C cooked edamame beans
5 sheets of nori, cut into small bite-sized pieces
1 tsp sesame seeds
3 C of cooked rice
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C rice vinegar
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1/4 C water
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1. Bake the salmon: Lightly season both sides of the salmon filet with salt and pepper. In a 375 degree F pre-heated oven, bake the salmon for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and chop into bite-sized pieces.
2. Make the dressing: In a mason jar, add all of the ingredients (rice vinegar, soy sauce, water and garlic), secure the mason jar lid and then shake to combine all of the ingredients.
3. Assemble the salmon bowl: Place 1 cup of cooked rice in a bowl. Place all of the toppings in sections on top of the rice (Baked salmon, cucumber, carrots, edamame and nori). Sprinkle with sesame seeds (fyi: lightly toast the seeds for even more flavor!) and finish your bowl by drizzling 1 tbsp (or more!) of the sesame dressing. And that is it!!! So easy, flavorful, healthy, delicious and QUICK:) Time to serve, devour & enjoy!!