Easy Salmon Sushi Bowl

Want all the benefits of sushi without having to roll sushi? This delicious Salmon Sushi Bowl is an easy weeknight dinner that’s loaded with healthy protein and omega-3 fatty acids, and helps to reduce inflammation in the body. Enjoy it with miso soup or a simple side salad, if desired.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves 2


1 cup brown rice
2 cups water
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 (4–6 oz) portions of salmon
½ medium cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated or sliced into matchsticks
1 medium bell pepper, stem removed and sliced into matchsticks
½ medium avocado, pitted and sliced
2 (8″ x 8″) sheets dried nori, sliced into matchsticks
1 medium scallion, chopped
Tamari sauce or coconut aminos (available at natural-product stores and Amazon) for dipping


  1. Add brown rice to a medium pot. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and water has evaporated. Remove lid and fluff with a fork.
  2. While rice is cooking, add coconut oil to a medium skillet over medium heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and add to the skillet. Cook the salmon for about five minutes, then flip. Continue cooking for another five minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees F. Set aside.
  3. Divide the brown rice between two bowls and top with the cooked salmon and sliced cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, avocado, nori and scallion. Serve with tamari sauce or coconut aminos for dipping.

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