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Sesame Salmon Bowls

Author: Liz Frome

4 Servings

40 Minutes



· ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar

· 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

· 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

· 1 ½ cups sushi rice (short-grain white rice), rinsed until water runs clear

· 1 ½ pounds skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch cubes

· ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil

· 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

· 4 tablespoons distilled white vinegar

· 3 tablespoons safflower or canola oil

· 2 coarsely chopped scallions

· 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger (from one 2-inch piece)

· 3 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced

· 8 ounces green coleslaw mix (about 3 packed cups)

· 1 avocado, halved, pitted and thinly sliced

Optional Items

· Torn toasted nori sheets, for garnish

· 3 cups chopped broccoli steamed (for more vegetables)

· 1-2 jalapenos diced (for a little spice or you could use red pepper flakes)


  1. In a large saucepan, combine rice vinegar, sugar and salt; stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the rice and 1 3/4 cups water and mix well. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  2. In a small bowl, toss salmon with 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil and season with salt. Once rice is tender (after about 20 minutes), arrange salmon in an even layer on top of rice. Cover and steam over low heat until fish is cooked to medium, about 12 minutes longer.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine soy sauce, white vinegar, safflower oil, scallions, ginger, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil. Set aside 1/3 of the vinaigrette to drizzle over the rice bowls.

  4. Using 2/3 of the vinaigrette add the coleslaw mix, cucumbers, jalapenos, and broccoli and mix gently. Season with salt.

  5. Scoop salmon and rice into bowls. Top each with some coleslaw mix and avocado. Drizzle with the vinaigrette that you set aside. Top with nori, if using.

Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food. - Hippocrates

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