Japanese Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe – This Quick and Healthy Dish is a Feast for Your Taste Buds!

by Stephanie Yankova

You have leftover salmon, and you’re wondering what to do with it? Or maybe you’re craving a quick, nutritious, and delicious meal? This classic Japanese salmon rice bowl recipe is an absolute hit in my home! It takes no more than 40 minutes to prepare and is an absolute feast for the senses! Learn how to prepare this flavor-packed meal yourself! 

Japanese Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe

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This salmon rice bowl recipe completely changed the game for me! I’ve been trying to stop eating meat for a while now and as a result, decided to eat more fish instead. I was starting to run out of options for quick fish meals when I stumbled upon this traditional Japanese recipe! Believe me when I tell you that you will never want to eat salmon differently after you try this dish! Here’s how to prepare it:


  • 300 grams of salmon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 20 ml coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 450 grams of fresh spinach
  • fresh basil (optional)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

For Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 4 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Japanese mayo (optional)
  • chives
  • light sesame

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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 °C.
  2. Wash and cook rice on a stovetop or rice cooker, as preferred.
  3. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, mirin, and sugar.
  4. Put in a microwave to melt the sugar.
  5. In a saucepan add the coconut oil, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes.
  6. Add the soy sauce and sugar mixture and lime juice to the pan.
  7. Cook until it starts to bubble up.
  8. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl and mix it with 1/2 tsp of water.
  9. Add to the sauce in the pan and stir until it thickens.
  10. Cut the salmon fillets into two and pat them dry with a kitchen towel.
  11. Place the salmon on foil in a baking pan.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.
  13. Add sauce on top of each fillet.
  14. Bake for 13–15 minutes.
  15. As the salmon bakes, add coconut oil to a pan and sauté some spinach.


  1. Place the cooked rice into two bowls.
  2. Add the spinach.
  3. Place the salmon fillet on top.
  4. Drizzle with the remaining sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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