Salmon & Avocado Rice Bowls with Marinated Vegetables & Spicy Mayo

Salmon & Avocado Rice Bowls

with Marinated Vegetables & Spicy Mayo

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  • icon-nutrition Created with Sketch. Est. 760 Cals/serving

This dish highlights a bevy of toppings for delicious contrast in every bite: flaky salmon dressed with citrusy ponzu, avocado, and soy-marinated peppers and cucumbers all come together with a zesty sauce of mayo and sambal oelek.

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Salmon & Avocado Rice Bowls with Marinated Vegetables & Spicy Mayo
  • 4 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
  • 1 cup Sushi Rice
  • 1 Avocado
  • ½ lb Sweet Peppers
  • 2 Persian Cucumbers
  • 2 Tbsps Mirin (Salted Cooking Wine)
  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsps Vegetarian Ponzu Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Furikake

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Cook the rice
1 Cook the rice

In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 1/4 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 15 to 17 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the mirin

2 Cook the fish

Meanwhile, pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Transfer to a large bowl.  

*An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F for salmon.

Cook the fish
Prepare the remaining ingredients
3 Prepare the remaining ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Medium dice the cucumbers. Combine the sliced peppers and diced cucumbers in a bowl. Add the sugar and soy glaze; stir to coat. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Halve and pit the avocado. Using a spoon, remove the avocado from the skin, then medium dice; place in a bowl. Add the furikake and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. 

4 Finish the fish & serve your dish

When cool enough to handle, carefully remove the skin from the cooked fish. Using two forks, flake the fish into large pieces. Add the ponzu sauce; stir to coat. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished fish, seasoned avocado, marinated vegetables, and spicy mayo. Enjoy! 

Finish the fish & serve your dish