Maple-Teriyaki Salmon Sushi Bowls with Cucumber & Edamame

2 servings


30 minutes

total time


½ cup basmati rice

½ cup edamame, shelled

½ English cucumber

¾ lb salmon fillet

garlic powder

pure maple syrup

rice vinegar


sesame seeds

soy sauce

toasted sesame oil

Mango (optional)

Avocado (optional)


Using a strainer or colander, rinse the rice under cold, running water, then drain and transfer to a small saucepan. Add water and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.

Once the liquid comes to a boil, stir the mixture, cover the saucepan, and reduce heat to low. Cook rice until the liquid is fully absorbed, 15-18 minutes. Once done, remove rice from the heat and let it stand, still covered, for 5 minutes.

Place maple syrup, soy sauce, oil, vinegar, and garlic powder in a medium bowl; whisk to combine the marinade.

If using salmon with skin, place the fillet, skin-side down, on a cutting board. Holding the tail end firmly, use a knife to cut between the flesh and skin; continue to cut through the length of the fillet (take care not to cut through the skin); discard the skin. If you don’t have a tail end, start at one corner of the fillet and work your way in until the knife is between the skin and flesh.

Cut salmon into bite-size pieces. Add to the bowl with the marinade and gently toss to coat. Set aside for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, wash and dry cucumber. Trim and cut into thin sticks.

Place edamame in a colander and rinse under hot water (from the tap) to defrost; set aside to drain further.

When the salmon is done marinating, preheat a large skillet over medium heat.

Once the skillet is hot, add salmon and all of the marinade. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens and salmon is opaque and flaky, 3-5 minutes.

Place vinegar, maple syrup, and salt in a small bowl; whisk to combine. When the rice is done, pour the mixture over it and stir to combine.

To serve, divide rice between bowls and top with cucumber, edamame, and salmon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy!


Sesame oil tastes good once it’s cooked!!

2 servings


30 minutes

total time
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