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Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried Rice

Healthy Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Cauliflower Fried Rice is a scrumptious meal that is calling your name! Salmon fillets 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:

Teriyaki Salmon:

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.

INGREDIENTS

For the teriyaki salmon:

  • (4) 4 oz salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce or marinade (We use our favorite store-bought teriyaki marinade.
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For the cauliflower fried rice:

  • 32 oz (or 4 cups) riced cauliflower
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 12 oz shelled edamame
  • 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion

INSTRUCTIONS

For the teriyaki salmon:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Evenly coat each salmon filet with the prepared teriyaki sauce, saving about 1/3 of it for basting while the salmon is baking. Bake the salmon for about 5 minutes, baste with the remaining teriyaki sauce and then bake for another 10 minutes more or until the salmon is cooked through.

For the cauliflower fried rice:

  1. While the salmon is baking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in the riced cauliflower and sauté for several minutes. Add in the edamame and carrots and stir to combine. Sauté for several minutes more.
  2. Add in the soy sauce and chopped green onion and toss to combine. Sauté for a couple of minutes more, or until the vegetables are heated and cooked through.

Serve:

  1. Serve the salmon over a bed of the cauliflower rice, garnish with desired toppings such as green onion, soft boiled eggs, or crispy wontons. Enjoy!

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