Meal Prep Monday: Salmon Rice Bowl

Growing up, I was raised on rice.  Nowadays, I don’t eat it as much anymore, but I get a craving for it once in a while.  This dish is so versatile, you can substitute the rice, the vegetable or even the protein.

I started by making my rice.  Most of the bags will say that the grains are pre-washed or “no washing/rinsing required” but that step is so ingrained in me that I still clean my rice first.  Instead of the sushi rice that I used in this dish, you can use brown rice or quinoa, if desired.

While that is cooking, I can relax for a moment before working on the vegetable – basically any would do.  From spinach, to asparagus to mushrooms and edamame, the choices are endless.  I chose spinach, that I sautéed in toasted sesame oil.

I then took some roasted seaweed and cut it into strips or pieces so I can lay the protein on top.  I had some smoked rainbow trout that I wanted to try with this.  I could have also used fish (i.e. salmon), chicken, beef, pork or tofu for this as well.  Place the protein on top of the seaweed and voilà – you have yourself a rice bowl!

Similar recipes include:

http://www.panningtheglobe.com/2014/04/18/teriyaki-salmon-rice-bowl-spinach-avocado/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/bowl-me-away?utm_term=.tp3L4deZe#.bux0dzBZB

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/rice-bowls/

As you can see, there are a variety of ways you can put together a rice or grain bowl!

Enjoy!

-Maeven

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