Japanese salmon & avocado rice

Japanese salmon & avocado rice

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus marinating


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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  • 300g sushi rice



    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



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

  • juice 1 lemon



    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 onions, 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


  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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9th Aug, 2012
This is a simple and very tasty recipe. Definitely worth trying.
12th Jun, 2012
I really love this recipe, so healthy but really yummy at the same time! I am trying it with jasmine rice today as i have no sushi rice left, i think this will really compliment the flavours and make the rice a little more interesting. Once you have added your rice vinegar, sugar and soy etc, I find molding the rice into small balls and putting them into the bowls with a little extra sauce poured over the top is really lovely.
27th May, 2012
Love this recipee, add some fresh chopped garlic to the salmon while it marinades, so nice!
11th Feb, 2012
amazing!!! so easy and DELICIOUS!!!!!! will be keeping as a staple recipe!
20th Jun, 2011
We make this at least once a week. I'm surprised not many people rated this recipe. So healthy, delicious and better than a bowl of chirashi you get at restaurant. It's feel-good food!
31st Aug, 2010
Love it, I added crumpled up seaweed to it, thoroughly recommend doing the same. The rice was a bit plain so I added a LOT more soy sauce, rice vinegar would also have worked. Need to make this again :)
13th Jun, 2010
A brilliant starter for the summer. Be careful though not to marinate the salmon longer than 10 mins
25th Nov, 2009
This really is delicious - especially for anyone who is a sushi fan. I tend to use lime juice instead of lemon and add a bit of sugar and rice vinegar to the rice for a more sushi-type taste.
29th Oct, 2009
Delicious, fast and healthy -- we make it regularly.
5th Sep, 2009
This is delicious and very easy to prepare. I make it at least once a week.


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