Teriyaki salmon rice bowl is also known as Teriyaki salmon donburi and is my go-to weekday delicious one-bowl meal. This is the perfect meal to cook when you are feeling too tired for anything complex. Teriyaki salmon rice bowls can be ready in 15 minutes. It is a super easy, healthy and delicious one-bowl meal with tasty homemade teriyaki sauce and hearty vegetables.
What is Teriyaki?
Teriyaki is a Japanese cooking technique. The word Teriyaki derived from “teri”, which means shiny and “yaki” which means grilled or broiled. So any meat or fish can be grilled or broiled with sweetened soy sauce, sugar and mirin. As the sauce reduces and thickens during the cooking process, the ingredients surface becomes shiny and glossy.
Teriyaki goes well with almost everything
Teriyaki is great with beef, pork, chicken and fish. I will give you some ideas for recipes which use teriyaki sauce. Check out the following recipes. Teriyaki meatballs, Japanese beef roll-ups use a variation of teriyaki sauce. You might also be interested in my recipes for Teriyaki rice burger, Teriyaki Chicken, Buri Teriyaki and grilled prawn teriyaki.
Tasty Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
Teriyaki sauce only requires 4 main ingredients. I have shared my post about the 5 essential Japanese seasonings and condiments recently. If you have those handy in your pantry, it is very easy to make. Also, I have shared a golden ratio of teriyaki sauce previously if you would like to check it.
Sake removes the fishy smell
Salmon is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid. We all know that! I know that some people don’t eat salmon because of the fishy smell. Sake (Japanese rice wine) suppresses the fishy smell as well as bringing out the umami flavour of the ingredients. It also makes salmon meat plump. You don’t need to marinate the salmon in the teriyaki sauce to make a teriyaki salmon bowl. We just sprinkle a little bit of sake before cooking the salmon.
What to serve with Teriyaki Salmon?
In my humble opinion, teriyaki salmon is served best on cooked plain rice. Also Teriyaki salmon served on soba noodles tastes fabulous. And, if you are a forever dieter like me watching my carb intake, here is the good news. You can replace the white rice with brown rice, cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or use quinoa instead.
Other topping suggestions with teriyaki salmon
Any vegetables you like really. There is no limit so let your creativity run wild. I personally like Shiso leaves, avocado, edamame, shredded cabbage, and broccolini. Moreover, green salad leaves, sliced cucumber ribbons, green beans, sliced radish and shredded carrots also taste terrific with teriyaki salmon.
Garnish options for Teriyaki salmon rice bowls
My go-to garnish is white or black sesame seeds and thinly shredded nori seaweed. Other suggestions are green onions and grated ginger.
15 minutes go-to one bowl meal
So there it is, a delicious one-bowl meal that you can make in under 15 minutes. What’s not to love about this healthy meal? You can simply pan fry the salmon and scatter the salmon on steamed rice. Add your toppings and you’re ready to eat. How simple it is. This is why a healthy teriyaki salmon rice bowl is my go-to weekday dinner.
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- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 piece of salmon or 200g
- 1 tsp sake
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- Handful of cabbage or any vegetables to serve
- 2-3 radishes
- 1/4 cup edamame
- 1 tsp Sesame seeds to garnish
- 1 tsp chopped scallions
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Sprinkle the sake over the salmon fillet and set aside.
- Shred cabbage and radish very thinly and soak in water.
- Remove excess sake and moisture from the salmon fillet with a kitchen paper towel.
- Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat.
- Pan fry the salmon until it is cooked. Remove the salmon from the frying pan and cut it down into small pieces.
- Wipe the frying pan with a kitchen paper towel and simmer the teriyaki sauce in the pan.
- Add the salmon back into the pan and coat it with the teriyaki sauce.
- Put rice into a bowl then top with salmon and vegetables, and serve!