Sushi Bowl with Cooked Salmon

Its no secret that Preston and I are huge sushi fans.  We love the taste and variety of flavors that eating sushi offers.  So when I saw several Pinterest posts about sushi bowls, I knew this was something that we needed to try for ourselves.  As usual, we put our own spin on this dish, and were even able to create slightly different dishes for each of us based on our individual taste preferences.

sushi bowl


1 cup uncooked white or brown rice (cooked according to package instructions)
6 oz filet of salmon
3 tsp sesame oil
1 tbl olive oil
1 tbl rice vinegar
1 tbl low sodium soy sauce
3 tsp wasabi paste
1 tbl sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup carrot, thinly sliced
1 avocado, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 nori sheets, cut into small pieces
Sea salt to taste
Seasme seeds to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place salmon filet in baking pan.  Coat with sesame oil and season with sea salt.  Cook in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, until salmon is fully cooked and is light pink in color.  Allow salmon to cool for about 5 minutes and then cut into thin slices.
2.  Mix the olive oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, wasabi paste, sugar, and garlic together to make the sauce.
3.  Place about 1 cup of the cooked rice in the bottom of a bowl.  Arrange the desired amount of fish and vegetables on top, sprinkling scallions, nori, and sesame seeds on top of all ingredients.
4.  Cover bowl with 5-7 tablespoons of the sauce, or desired amount.

Of course, you could vary the ingredients slightly to meet your desired taste.  In addition to the salmon, Preston also added crab stick to his bowl.  We also added homemade spicy mayo to parts of the bowl (which is equal parts mayonnaise and sriracha sauce).

QOTD: What is your favorite sushi roll?

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56 Responses to Sushi Bowl with Cooked Salmon

  1. krissy m. murphy says:

    Yum! This looks great. I had something similar at Whole Foods – I prefer nigiri over rolls, but anything with tuna and avocado is my fave!!

  2. Farrah says:

    This is basically everything I love in a bowl! :D! Looks amazing!!

  3. My kids are obsessed with sushi and they love salmon. I will be making this with them. thanks

  4. That looks amazing! I LOVE sushi!!!

  5. I’m not a bid fan of sushi although I don’t mind California rolls. I know lots of people do like sushi though!

  6. Pam says:

    I would love to try this. It looks really tasty and I love every ingredient you chose. We eat salmon once a week and this would be a nice change.

  7. This looks so good I love Salmon! I’ll try this, thanks

  8. Katrina says:

    I love this idea!!

  9. YUM! Sushi bowls are the best, aren’t they? My favorite sushi roll lately is called the perfect naruto roll – it’s tuna, avocado, and yellowtail with tobiko wrapped in cucumber instead of rice!

  10. This sounds fabulous – I need to try it! I’m sending the link to my husband, maybe he can make this for us for dinner later this week. 🙂

  11. Okay I am not a sushi person but wow this sounds great!

  12. Chaitali says:

    Yum, looks good and not too hard to make! Did you have to use special sushi rice or just normal rice?

  13. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I’m not a big sushi fan. The most I will do is tempura shrimp rolls 🙂

  14. katemovingforward1234 says:

    Here’s a secret: I have never ate Sushi! I don’t really like fish so it just doesn’t appeal to me.

  15. I am one of those weird people who don’t eat fish, I love to go fishing but ya I haven’t ate fish since I was little and my mom fed me tuna sandwhiches, LOL So I will just take your word for it that sushi is great:)

  16. Viane says:

    Oddly enough, I don’t like salmon but my friend put me on to salmon skin sushi hand rolls and I think they’re phenomenal

  17. NutriFitMama says:

    I love sushi- my favorite is a spicy tuna roll. I used to eat sashimi but since moving to TN it is just not as fresh as it was when I was in CA.

  18. alsoranagain says:

    This sounds SO GOOD. My daughter loves sushi so I think she’ll be all over this dish.

  19. Sun says:

    Yum – I am so glad you posted this recipe! I’ve seen various bowl recipes but never a sushi bowl – great idea! My favorite sushi roll is either an avocado roll or one with cream cheese. Nom!

  20. Sushi bowls…mmmmmmmmmmm. I love this idea!

  21. Looks delicious. My favorite sushi roll has to be California or any one w avocado in It.

  22. Yum! I miss sushi so much!! Can’t wait for that first sushi meal post pregnancy 🙂
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  23. This looks delicious! I keep seeing people post about sushi bowls. I love sushi so clearly need to try this 🙂

  24. My husband would love this! I might have to make it for him.

  25. This looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  26. I love your sushi bowls they always look so delicious! My favorite roll is spicy tuna!

  27. I’m a vegetarian, so my favorite rolls are meat and fishless 😉 I love a good mango or kiwi roll, or anything with tempura fried veggies…like onion or sweet potato!

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