Asian Salmon Rice Bowl! Seasoned lemon pepper baked salmon served over rice with a hint of sesame oil and served with nori.
Salmon is our go-to when we need something fast and healthy. Whether we are baking it, pan frying it, or broiling it, we’re guaranteed a delicious meal in no time at all. I’m in the camp of cooking your salmon at a higher temperature so I can cook it for a shorter amount of time. Serve it in a salad, eat it with sautéed vegetables or even put the salmon in a tortilla or lettuce wrap.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF EATING SALMON
You guys already know this but I will list the health benefits for those who may not know:
- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Great Source of Protein
- High in B Vitamins
- Good Source of Potassium
- Loaded With Selenium
- Contains the Antioxidant Astaxanthin
- May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
- May Benefit Weight Control
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- 1 to 2 salmon fillets
- olive oil
- lemon pepper seasoning
- smoked paprika
- salt and pepper (if desired)
- cooked white or brown rice
- sesame oil
- low sodium soy sauce, optional
- sesame seeds, or Furikake (Japanese seasoning)
- seasoned nori
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Prep and line a baking sheet. If desired, pat your salmon filet gently with a paper towel. Lightly drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil, season with lemon pepper seasoning from Penzeys Spices and sprinkle on some smoked paprika. Season with just a little more salt and pepper if desired (usually not needed).
- Bake in the oven for about 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of your salmon filet. Remove from oven and break into pieces, using a fork.
- To assemble and serve: place some rice into a bowl. Lightly drizzle on just a little touch of sesame oil and low sodium soy sauce, if desired. Top with the salmon. And sprinkle on some sesame seeds, or Furikake (if using) and a few pieces of seasoned nori on top. Serve and enjoy!