Japanese salmon & avocado rice

Japanese salmon & avocado rice

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating

Easy

Serves 4
This dish contains the goodness of sushi but saves you the painstaking rolling and shaping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal519
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs59g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein25g
  • salt1.02g
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Ingredients

  • 300g sushi rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 350g skinless salmon fillet
  • 2 small, ripe avocados, sliced
    Avocado

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 4 tsp light soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • 4 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 spring onion, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • small handful coriander leaves

Method

  1. Rinse the rice in a sieve until the water runs clear. Drain and put in a large pan with 400ml water. Bring to the boil, turn the heat to low, cover, then cook for 10-12 mins until the rice is almost cooked. Remove from the heat, then leave, covered, for another 10 mins.

  2. Thinly slice the salmon and arrange on a platter with the sliced avocado. Drizzle over the lemon juice and soy, making sure everything is evenly covered. Leave in the fridge to marinate for 10 mins.

  3. Carefully tip the juices from the salmon platter into the rice, then stir in with a little salt. Divide the rice between 4 bowls. Scatter the sesame seeds, spring onions, chilli and coriander over the salmon and avocado, then serve with the rice.

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donnadrew
28th Mar, 2016
Made this with smoked salmon and it's a winner! I cooked the sushi rice beforehand, and dressed it with mirrin, rice vinegar, sugar and salt, before leaving it to cool. Added cucumber to the salmon and avocado. If you have wasabi, and Japanese sweet soy sauce, these are great additions to have with the meal, but it's beautiful without. Great sushi taste but without all the faff.
CPartridge
1st Feb, 2016
0.05
Really bland! Won't be making it again...
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iamnotgemma
3rd Sep, 2015
This is a brilliant recipe and so easy. I was a bit nervous of eating "raw" fish (I know the lemon juice cooks it, but still) but worked really well. Tasty and healthy, I recommend it and will be making it again.
rs1404
12th Sep, 2014
5.05
We tried this for the first time tonight and regret that we haven't found it sooner! So simple and delicious! To make a change from rice we lightly fried the chili and spring onion, then mixed into udon noodles with the sesame seeds and it worked really well. Will definitely be making again!
lmb
8th Jul, 2014
5.05
This is soo tasty,much more than I expected! It has become a weekly favourite. I use smoked salmon trimmings instead of raw salmon though, and use brown rice.
Rachel896
8th Jul, 2014
5.05
I love this-light and yummy! Make it all the time.
pontyfract
17th Jun, 2014
5.05
Totally delicious - we use risotto rice instead of sushi rice as we have it in the cupboard and it's cheaper, and it works beautifully.
catherinelucy86
25th Apr, 2013
do you to need to use sashimi grade salmon for this? doesn't normal raw salmon have all kinds of nasties in it?
nadinus
7th Apr, 2013
5.05
As suggested I added rice vinegar, sugar and lime instead of lemon. I also added wasabi paste to give it a bit of a kick.
hclaughlin
9th Aug, 2012
5.05
This is a simple and very tasty recipe. Definitely worth trying.

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funkybabe
20th Apr, 2014
Can you use ordinary supermarket pre-packed fresh salmon to eat raw in this recipe?
Rachel896
8th Jul, 2014
5.05
Yep you can
funkybabe
20th Apr, 2014
Can you use just ordinary fresh salmon bought for the supermarket to eat raw for this recipe?
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