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Simple Salmon “Sushi” Bowls – Minimalist Baker Recipes

Tamari-glazed salmon, rice, avocado, cucumber salad, and other sushi bowl ingredients in a large bowl

Who loves all issues sushi however feels just a little intimidated by making sushi at home(Slowly raises hand.) Answer: this fast and simple salmon sushi bowl! It’s our tackle the satisfaction of sushi with out the necessity for sushi-grade fish or assembling rolls! We’re into it. 

Simply 9 elements required, mates. Allow us to present you the way it’s performed!

Green onion, pickled ginger, fresh ginger and garlic, cucumber salad, avocado, salmon, water, rice vinegar, tamari, and other ingredients for making salmon sushi bowls

How one can Make Salmon “Sushi” Bowls

These EASY salmon “sushi” bowls come along with simply three required parts, plus just a few non-obligatory add-ons to step up the sushi vibes! Right here’s what’s required:

Cubed salmon marinating in a ginger garlic tamari marinade

Cubed salmon marinates in a gingery, savory, garlicky sauce earlier than being cooked to caramelized perfection.

Perfectly browned cubes of salmon in a cast iron skillet

An excellent crunchy cucumber salad joins the celebration for main freshness and taste!

Bowl of our Asian-inspired smashed cucumber salad recipe

Then it’s on to the rice! We love sushi rice for its sticky texture and barely candy taste, however any short-grain rice will do the trick.

Pouring rice vinegar over a saucepan of sushi rice

Assemble all of it collectively and prepare to decide on your favourite sushi add-ons! Avocado provides richness, sliced inexperienced onions give it a kick, sesame seeds add crunch, and wasabi, pickled ginger, and crumbled seaweed communicate for themselves!

Salmon sushi bowl with tamari-glazed salmon, avocado, green onion, seaweed, cucumber salad, pickled ginger, and rice

We hope you LOVE these salmon “sushi” bowls! They’re:

Fast & simple
& SO scrumptious!

These sushi bowls are simple sufficient for weeknights and spectacular sufficient to serve to dinner company! And whereas loads filling on their very own, they’d additionally pair nicely with our Spicy Stir-Fried Green Beans or Spicy Garlic Edamame (The Ultimate Appetizer!).

Extra Scrumptious Bowls

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Close up shot of salmon, cucumber, rice, and green onion on a fork

Prep Time 15 minutes

Prepare dinner Time 25 minutes

Complete Time 40 minutes

Servings 4 (beneficiant servings)

Course Entree

Delicacies Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Japanese-Impressed

Freezer Pleasant No

Does it maintain? 1-2 Days


  • 3 Tbsp tamari (or soy sauce // guarantee gluten-free as wanted)
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated or finely minced (a 1-inch piece yields ~1 Tbsp or 9 g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely minced
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp crimson pepper flakes (non-obligatory // for warmth)
  • 1 ½ kilos salmon filets (~1 inch thick, pores and skin eliminated and reduce into 1-inch cubes // wild-caught when doable // king salmon for greatest taste/texture)


  • 1 cup dry sushi rice (or sub short-grain white or brown rice and enhance water)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar

FOR SERVING non-obligatory

  • 1 massive avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks inexperienced onion (scallions), thinly sliced
  • 1 small package deal seaweed snack chips or nori sheets, crumbled right into a “sprinkle”
  • Sesame seeds
  • Pickled ginger
  • Wasabi
  • SALMON (MARINATE): In a medium bowl, whisk collectively the tamari, sesame oil, rice vinegar, grated ginger, grated garlic, maple syrup, and crimson pepper flakes (non-obligatory). Put aside 2-3 Tbsp of the marinade for serving with completed bowls (non-obligatory). Add the cubed salmon to the remaining marinade and permit to marinate for ~20 minutes. Whereas it marinates, begin your rice and cucumber salad.

  • RICE: Rinse rice with chilly water in a positive mesh strainer till water runs clear. Drain and switch to a small saucepan. Add water and rice vinegar. Deliver to a powerful simmer over medium-high warmth. Cut back warmth to low, cowl, and prepare dinner till water is absorbed and rice is tender (~quarter-hour). Flip off the warmth and let rice steam with the lid on for 10 minutes.

  • As soon as your rice is cooking, make the Gingery Smashed Cucumber Salad and prep your required toppings.
  • SALMON (COOK): Warmth a big, well-seasoned cast iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high warmth. As soon as sizzling, gently place the salmon within the pan utilizing a fork or slotted spoon, leaving extra marinade behind within the bowl. Prepare dinner the salmon cubes for 5-6 minutes whole, flipping sometimes till evenly caramelized and cooked to your choice, or till the interior temperature reaches 145 F (63 C // temperature advisable for meals security).
  • To serve, divide the rice between bowls and add the salmon, cucumber salad, and different toppings of alternative — we prefer it with cubed avocado and garnished with inexperienced onion, crumbled seaweed, sesame seeds, pickled ginger, and/or wasabi.

  • Greatest loved contemporary, however leftovers will be saved individually within the fridge for as much as 1-2 days. Not freezer pleasant.

Serving: 1 sushi bowl Energy: 616 Carbohydrates: 56 g Protein: 44.5 g Fats: 23.9 g Saturated Fats: 4.1 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 4.7 g Monounsaturated Fats: 4.8 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 77 mg Sodium: 1360 mg Potassium: 1094 mg Fiber: 4.8 g Sugar: 5.4 g Vitamin A: 305 IU Vitamin C: 8 mg Calcium: 107 mg Iron: 2.4 mg

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