Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried Rice is a scrumptious meal that is calling your name! Salmon filets are baked with a teriyaki glaze and served over a bed of cauliflower fried rice. Simple and packed full of flavor. If you are someone who loves a good teriyaki dish with fried rice, then these Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried rice are calling your name! You can’t even tell that it’s loaded full of things that are good for you.
We’ve been loving and craving Asian and Chinese flavors recently, and I love this spin on it! You don’t have to have a dish loaded with things that are bad for you to satisfy a craving and these teriyaki salmon bowls are where it’s at. And cauliflower fried rice? Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it! You won’t even miss the carbs! Let’s break it down:
Salmon is naturally loaded full of good things for you and good flavor, so you don’t need to add much to it! Less is more in this instance. All you need is some salmon filets (I always try to eat wild caught, but that is just my personal preference), teriyaki sauce (here is my all-time favorite teriyaki sauce/marinade), garlic and red pepper flakes.
Pictured in this recipe is Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon filets. It tends to not be as thick as a King Salmon filet and more of a deep orange color with less fat content. Sockeye and King Salmon are both excellent, delicious and good for you choices, so use either one you prefer or have access to!
Cauliflower Fried Rice:
Now, you may be thinking to yourself “no way” on this one, but trust me, it’s SO good! Cauliflower is such a neutral platform that it can easily take on flavors. This cauliflower fried rice is packed so full of the flavors of a traditional fried rice that you won’t even miss the real thing! Riced cauliflower is sautéd with garlic, edamame, carrots and soy sauce for a simple, yet flavor-packed fried rice dish. It makes for the perfect companion for the teriyaki salmon and can be served in place of any traditional fried rice dish! Talk about an awesome side dish.
For the riced cauliflower, you can find it fresh in the refrigerated section (I find mine at Trader Joe’s!) or in the freezer section. Either works great! If you use the frozen option, you may just have to sauté it a few minutes longer, but it still holds up nicely.
Making the bowls:
Assembling the Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried Rice couldn’t get any easier – put it all in a bowl! Start with a bed of the cauliflower fried rice, add on a filet of the teriyaki salmon and garnish how you please! I like to add a little chopped green onion or chive to mine. You could even garnish it with a soft-boiled egg or some crispy wontons!
Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried Rice are perfect for any occasion – lunch, dinner, date night or meal prep! In our home, it’s a fun, healthy, quick weeknight meal.
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