Cheat’s sushi bowl

I recently discovered the delights of a sushi bowl – all the flavour and goodness of sushi but without the bother of delicately wrapping up maki… which I actually do love doing, but not in the middle of the day when I’ve got deadlines! This is my own take on a sushi bowl – no raw fish, and microwave rice. Not authentic, but definitely tasty.

Make in 5 minutes
Serves 1

  • Gluten-free (check your soy sauce)
  • Dairy-free


  • 50g smoked salmon
  • 125g microwave (or leftover) rice
  • ยผ cucumber, cut into thin strips
  • ยฝ avocado, sliced
  • 50g soya beans (defrosted if from frozen)
  • 2-3 seaweed thins or 1 nori sheet (I love itsu seaweed thins), thinly cut
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • soy sauce


  1. Heat the rice according to the instructions on the packet, and leave to cool for a couple of minutes.
  2. Assemble all the ingredients in an instagramable fashion (or not…), top with soy sauce and eat.

quick easy sushi bowl with smoked salmon, rice, soya beans cucumber and seaweed


I love this just with soy sauce, but you could also add lime juice or a (tiny) bit of wasabi if you’re feeling brave.

If you love it, make sure you pin it!

easy salmon sushi bowl with rice, avocado and beans



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