Salmon & Sushi Rice Bowls with Avocado & Spicy Mayo

Salmon & Sushi Rice Bowls

with Avocado & Spicy Mayo

30 MIN
4 Servings
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Vegetarian
Our vegetarian recipes contain no meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, but may include eggs, and animal-based dairy products, such as cheese and sour cream, as well as honey.
600 Calories Or Less
All of these delicious recipes come in at 600 calories or less per serving, ideal for those who choose to monitor their caloric intake, without sacrificing flavor. The US Food & Drug Administration recommends a 2000 calorie daily intake for the general population. The 600 calorie cap equates to 30% of total 2000 calories per day based on 3 meals per day with 200 calories remaining for snack or beverage.
WW Recommended
If you spot the WW logo next to a recipe, get excited! These recipes factor in calories, sugar, saturated fats, and protein to help guide you toward nutritious foods—while still keeping dinner satisfying and delicious. PersonalPoints™ are assigned to recipes on an “as packaged” basis. To learn more about WW (formerly Weight Watchers) visit our partner’s website at WW.com.
Carb Conscious
Our Carb Conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Our Carb Conscious recipes have 42g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving, a 25% reduction in net carbs compared to the average Blue Apron recipe served in 2019. Due to the natural variation in size of and contribution of produce in our recipes, some recipes can be badged as Carb Conscious at 45g or less net carbs per serving.
  • with Salmon
    includes four 5-oz Sustainably Sourced Skin-On Salmon Fillets
  • with Shrimp
    includes 18 oz Sustainably Sourced Tail-On Shrimp (Peeled & Deveined) View recipe
  • with Salmon

    From the Test Kitchen

    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.
    CLICK FOR RECIPE CARD

    Get Cooking
    • Nutrition
      PER SERVING
    • Calories
      770 Cals (est.)
    View Full Nutrition
    Nutrition Label
    Download
    fresh
    ingredients
    Salmon & Sushi Rice Bowls with Avocado & Spicy Mayo
    Title
    • 4 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
    • 1 cup Sushi Rice
    • 1 Avocado
    • 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
    • 2 Bell Peppers
    time-saving
    tips & techniques
    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 11/4 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.

    Cook the salmon
    2 Cook the salmon

    Meanwhile, pat the salmon 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 salmon, 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. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Medium dice the cucumbers. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and soy glaze. Add the sliced peppers and diced cucumbers; 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 separate 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.

    Finish the salmon & serve your dish
    4 Finish the salmon & serve your dish

    When cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the cooked salmon. Using two forks, flake the salmon into large pieces. Add the ponzu sauce; stir to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished salmon, seasoned avocado, marinated vegetables, and spicy mayo. Enjoy!

    Tips from Home Chefs

    About Blue Apron

    Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

    We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

    Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

    Get This Recipe Delivered
    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 11/4 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 salmon

    Meanwhile, pat the salmon 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 salmon, 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. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Cook the salmon
    Prepare the remaining ingredients
    3 Prepare the remaining ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers. Quarter lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Medium dice the cucumbers. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar and soy glaze. Add the sliced peppers and diced cucumbers; 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 separate 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 salmon & serve your dish

    When cool enough to handle, remove the skin from the cooked salmon. Using two forks, flake the salmon into large pieces. Add the ponzu sauce; stir to coat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked rice topped with the finished salmon, seasoned avocado, marinated vegetables, and spicy mayo. Enjoy!

    Finish the salmon & serve your dish
    Browse Steps
    1 of 4