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Asian Salmon and Spinach Rice Bowl

These Asian Salmon Spinach Rice Bowls are a quick and easy meal that will leave your stomach full, your taste buds happy, and your diet intact.
Cooking Time: 10 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Servings: 4
Calories: 435g
Protein: 32g


1 pound salmon, cut into 4 fillets
2 cups jasmine rice
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
Juice from one lime
1 to 2 cloves garlic, minced
About 1/2 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pound fresh spinach leaves
1 big handful of fresh sweet basil
Olive oil
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1–2 tablespoons black sesame seeds


• Preheat oven to 400°.

• Cook rice as directed according to your preferred method (i.e. rice cooker, stovetop, etc)

• In a small saucepan, sauté minced garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in olive oil until golden and fragrant, a few minutes

• Add maple syrup, lime juice and soy sauce to the garlic, ginger and pepper flake mixture, and cook on medium high until it starts to bubble.

• In a small bowl, combine cornstarch with 1.5 teaspoons water until mixed, and stir into the sauce. Reduce heat and cook until the sauce thickens.

• Place salmon fillets on foil lined baking pan. Top each fillet with 1 teaspoon of sauce. Bake 12 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.

• As salmon bakes, sauté the spinach in olive oil over medium heat until it’s wilted.

• Divide rice and spinach equally between bowls, and top with the salmon fillets (remove skin before plating).

• Drizzle remaining sauce over each bowl and sprinkle with black sesame seeds.