Teriyaki flavoured salmon scattered on a bed of plain steamed rice donburi is just irresistible. Donburi dishes are my all time go-to weekday dinners when I am super busy because they are just easy to make, delicious, and filling.
Theses Teriyaki Salmon Bowls are a perfect lunch idea because they’re packed with protein and vegetables, they’re easy to pack and eat, and they’re super delicious! The tasty teriyaki sauce goes perfectly with the rice and covers the fishy smell of the salmon so you don’t have to worry about any stinky smell at work/school. It doesn’t even need to be microwaved because it tastes great cold. You can swap the white rice for brown and have a really healthy and delicious dish that’s perfect for a weekly meal prep!
This dish is also super easy to make because all you need to do is pan-fry the salmon and coat it in the teriyaki sauce, it doesn’t need to be marinated or anything. The teriyaki sauce itself is even super easy to make, you can just follow the steps for my Basic Teriyaki Sauce, and it’s ready in minutes! Then all you need to do is chuck some rice in a bowl (or lunch container) and top it with the teriyaki salmon and the broccoli and cabbage. You can also substitute the vegetables for whatever you’re favourites are or whatever you have at home. In Japan this dish is called ‘donburi’, which means bowl in Japanese, and it has many different variations, like Gyudon (meat bowl).
This was my treat meal for this week, although the really only bad thing about it is the white rice. If you’re trying to follow a healthy diet like me, you can swap this white rice for brown rice or quinoa. This makes it a really healthy meal that is perfect for meal prep so you don’t have to eat just boring chicken and vegetables all week, instead, you can have a delicious Japanese dish! I hope you enjoy this easy and tasty recipe!
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 2 pieces of salmon
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
- Handful of broccoli and cabbage or any vegetables to serve
- Sesame seeds and seaweed to top
- Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat then add the salmon.
- Grill the salmon until it is cooked and break it down into small pieces.
- Move the salmon into a bowl 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!