These Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls are my interpretation of what would happen if you put cooked salmon in a Spicy California Roll and then deconstructed it in a bowl.
These bowls give you all the sushi roll flavors that you love, but for far less effort
Even though they're maybe not the most authentic thing ever, I can't help but love a good Spicy California or Spicy Salmon Roll. But I've never been adventurous enough to try to make sushi rolls at home.
When I need to get my sushi fix but don't want to leave my house and head to a sushi restaurant, I take a little bit of a shortcut. Basically, I take all of the flavors and ingredients that I love about sushi rolls and put 'em in a bowl.
A big Bowl of Food = comfort food at its finest
In addition to this bowl of sushi goodness being much more convenient to make and quick to come together than a sushi roll, there's something about tucking into a big bowl of food that's just really comforting. Joy the Baker has a whole series of Bowl of Food recipes, for instance.
Check it out. I think there's something to it.
Make a little, or a lot!
As written, this recipe is for two bowls, but it can easily be scaled up.
I like to make enough for 4-5 portions and have this as a really delicious (decidedly un-sad) lunch at work. If you choose to do that, your coworkers will be very envious.
Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls
For the spicy mayo
- 1 tbs mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha
For the rice
- 1 tbs rice vinegar
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 ½ cups cooked white rice cooled
For everything else
- 8 oz cooked salmon cooled
- ½ cup shelled edamame
- 1 small avocado diced
- 1 cup English cucumber sliced into thin wheels
- ½ cup carrots shredded
- 2 teaspoon sesame seeds
- soy sauce to taste
To make the spicy mayo
- Combine the mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl. Set aside.
To make the rice
- Combine the rice vinegar and sugar in a small bowl.
- Add the vinegar/sugar mixture to the rice and stir to combine.
To assemble everything
- Divide the rice, salmon, edamame, avocado, cucumber, and shredded carrots between two bowls (see notes).
- Drizzle with soy sauce.
- Drizzle or dollop with spicy mayo.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
- The bowls can be assembled in a way such that all of the ingredients are organized separate from one another, or you can toss everything together from the very start. You do you.
Disclaimer: Nutritional information is a generated estimate and is not guaranteed to be accurate.