If you're like me, maybe you crave sushi a bit too often for your wallets liking. Because good sushi isn't cheap, and bad sushi isn't good, it can definitely get expensive. But, you can make your own version of sushi at home with these spicy salmon sushi bowls. It's not the exact same thing as sushi, I know, but it will do the trick as it has all the same components you love about sushi: sushi grade salmon, seasoned sushi rice, soy sauce, veggies, and spicy mayo. Once you have the rice cooked and seasoned, these salmon sushi bowls come together in no time.
Shayne and I love having sushi night at home, quite often. We'll prepare the sushi rice, roll the sushi, torch some (aburi sushi is SO good) and it's delicious.
But then I thought, why not put all the components of sushi together but make it easier. Because rolling sushi isn't exactly easy (for me at least), I'm still learning.
Enter salmon sushi bowls!
For the rice sushi bowls, here's what you'll need.
When it comes to the toppings, feel free to use any or all of the following:
When it comes to making sushi rice, it's all about seasoning the rice, and of course the rice itself. Sushi rice is the most traditional.
I've used short grain brown rice here because I was out of sushi rice, and it definitely works for these bowls.
In terms of making perfect sushi rice, I follow the instructions from make my sushi, it always turns out perfectly in terms of cooking and seasoning the rice. If you are making sushi, this is the best method for making it.
However, for these bowls, because the rice doesn't have to hold together the same way as it does for sushi rolls, I use the following method.
Make the rice seasoning:
Now you have some perfectly seasoned rice and it's time to assemble these salmon sushi bowls!
Making the rest of the salmon sushi bowl is super easy. Here's what to do:
Choose sushi-grade or sashimi type of salmon if serving this raw. Always be sure to ask if you are unsure.
You can find sushi grade salmon at most well stocked fish shops, I get mine from a fish shop here in Toronto at St. Lawrence market because it's super close to me and always really fresh and delicious.
If you can't source safe, sushi or sashimi types of salmon, use another type of salmon and cook it. It will still be delicious, even if not served raw.
This recipe is customizable in so many ways. Feel free to adjust and substitute as needed.
Absolutely they are, and also super delicious too!
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All the amazing parts of sushi, in a bowl. These delicious and easy salmon sushi bowls are perfect for an easy dinner or lunch whenever the sushi cravings hit.
Cook the sushi rice ahead of time and then reheat before serving.
For rice cooking instructions, see the blog post for more details.