Teriyaki Salmon Bowls are packed with healthy simple ingredients like salmon, rice, and veggies. These gluten free rice bowls are an easy-to-make salmon dinner, sure to please everyone at the table. Plus, they come together in just 20 minutes total time – perfect for busy weeknights!
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Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
With teriyaki salmon bowls, you really can’t go wrong. Perfectly cooked teriyaki-seasoned salmon bites sit on a bed of fluffy white rice, with crunchy vegetables and a drizzle of that homemade teriyaki sauce over the top – it’s truly to die for!
There’s something about teriyaki that’s just impossible to resist; if you’ve never tried teriyaki salmon bowls before, trust me when I say you’re missing out! They’re the perfect dish to make for dinner on a busy weeknight and will please even the pickiest eaters in your household.
Teriyaki salmon bowls are incredibly easy to make, taking only a total of 20 minutes from start to finish (including rice)! All you need is fresh salmon and some homemade or store-bought teriyaki sauce to make the perfect dinner dish. With this simple recipe, there’s no stopping you from having a homemade meal that’s tasty and quick.
Ingredients for Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
When it comes to rice bowls, the only limitation is your imagination. They can be garnished with plain steamed or air fried broccoli, shaved carrots, and avocado. Or, you can add a whole host of steamed, fried, pickled, roasted, grilled, or baked vegetables. What will you add to your bowl?
- Teriyaki Salmon Bites (substitute chicken for the salmon fillet)
- Rice (Sushi, white, or Brown rice)
- Teriyaki Sauce (Store-bought or homemade)
- Green Onion
- Sesame Seeds
How to Buy the Right Type of Salmon
When it comes to sustainability, there are two main types of salmon: wild-caught and farmed. While both have their advantages and disadvantages, choosing a sustainable option is important for the health of our oceans.
Wild-caught salmon should be your go-to option when looking for a sustainable seafood meal. This type has fewer contaminants, is more nutritious and better for the environment. Farmed salmon has a higher risk of containing pollutants and can often be overcrowded in pens, not to mention that it’s less nutrient dense than wild-caught. However, fish that are farmed in a responsible manner still remain a decent choice, second to wild caught.
Buying the perfect piece of salmon doesn’t have to be a complicated process. There are certain things to keep in mind when making this purchase, such as colour, cut, and freshness. Colour is an important factor as wild caught will have a deeper red hue than farmed.
Additionally, larger cuts of salmon tend to be best for baking or grilling due to their higher fat content. Lastly, always look for the freshest salmon possible as it will allow for the most flavourful salmon bowl dinner.
How to Make Your Own Teriyaki Salmon Bowl
The Teriyaki Sauce
Most of the flavour in this Teriyaki Salmon Bowl comes from the Teriyaki Sauce. When it comes to sauces, homemade is always preferable to store-bought. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to whip up my Honey Teriyaki Sauce and how versatile it is in this and many other recipes.
The recipe will make exactly one cup of sauce; enough to flavour the salmon bites and drizzle on the finished rice bowls. Double the sauce recipe to have extra on hand in the fridge for mealtime emergencies.
While the sauce is cooling, start cooking the sushi rice or white rice. I prefer to use a rice cooker, but you can use your preferred rice cooking method. Cook 1 – 2 cups rice, depending on how much you need per serving. One cup uncooked rice will become 2 cups cooked rice. This amount gives each person 1/2 cup serving of rice. Doubling that uncooked amount to two cups yields 1 cup of cooked rice per person.
Next, prepare the vegetable components for the salmon bowl. Cut broccoli into florets, steam it then shred the raw carrot. Alternatively, prepare other vegetables as desired (see how to customize Teriyaki bowls for ideas).
How to Make Salmon Bites in the Air Fryer
While the rice and vegetables are cooking, it’s time to prepare the salmon. If you are using skin-on salmon fillets, start by removing the skin with a sharp flexible knife. Next, slice the salmon into uniform one-inch cubes and set them aside on a plate.
Pour the teriyaki mixture over salmon and use a silicone brush to completely coat the salmon cubes with the teriyaki mixture.
Preheat air fryer to 400 F then spray the basket with cooking spray BEFORE arranging the salmon cubes in the fryer basket. Preheat air fryer to 400 F then spray the basket with cooking spray BEFORE arranging the salmon cubes in the fryer basket. Ensure that there’s plenty of space around each piece to cook salmon evenly.
Air fry salmon for 5-7 minutes cook time, or until the salmon reaches your preferred doneness, flipping the salmon pieces halfway through the cooking time.
How to Customize Teriyaki Salmon Bowls
Once your teriyaki salmon is cooked, assemble the teriyaki salmon bowls. Divide the cooked rice, steamed broccoli, and raw shredded carrot (or additional vegetables) into four individual bowls. Try adding raw or sautéed purple or green cabbage, edamame, snap peas, or red bell peppers or sautéed zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, bok choy, or asparagus.
Top each bowl with a teriyaki-glazed salmon bites, a drizzle of teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and sliced avocado. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.
Finally, the teriyaki sauce – this is where you can really make your meal shine. For an extra kick of flavor and spice, add some sesame oil, sriracha, or chili flakes to your teriyaki sauce. Experiment with different flavors until you find one you like and then pour it over your salmon and vegetables.
I hope you will enjoy this Teriyaki Salmon Bowl, it’s one of the easiest main dishes you can make. It also makes a great meal prep option for work or school lunches.
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- 1 lb Salmon fillet
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Tablespoon Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 cup homemade Honey Teriyaki Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 cups cooked Rice
- 1 medium Broccoli head; cut into florets and steamed
- 1 large Carrot; shredded
- 1 ripe Avocado; cut into slices or diced
- 1 Green Onion (Scallion); sliced
- sesame seeds for garnishing
- Prepare the Homemade Honey Teriyaki Sauce or use store-bought teriyaki sauce.
- Cook 1 - 2 cups rice in rice cooker, depending on how much you need per serving. 1 cup uncooked rice will become 2 cups cooked rice. This amount gives each person 1/2 cup serving of rice.
- Prepare Air Fryer Salmon Bites according to recipe HERE.
- Cut head of broccoli into florets and steam for 5-6 minutes and shred the carrot while the broccoli is steaming.
- Prepare other vegetables as desired. Add raw or sautéed purple or green cabbage, edamame, snap peas, or red bell peppers or sautéed zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, bok choy, or asparagus.
- Once the bowls are ready to assemble, divide the cooked rice among four bowls. Add the four salmon portions, then top with desired vegetables.
- Slice the avocado and divide amongst the bowls. Garnish each bowl with sesame seeds, sliced green onions, and extra teriyaki sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 654Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 494mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 7gSugar: 39gProtein: 32g
Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.