Sesame salmon rice bowl

Sesame salmon rice bowl

Mix up your regular protein, rice and veg with this simple sesame-crusted salmon recipe. The sesame seeds add great texture to the flaky fish, alongside the crunchy greens and healthy wholegrain rice with a satisying bite. Serve alongside tangy pickled red cabbage (or gut-loving kimchi, if you prefer) and you’re on to a weeknight winner you’ll be making on repeat.

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 skinless, boneless salmon fillets
  • 1 pack NICE RICE ready-to-heat Wholegrain Basmati
  • A drizzle of NOJO Sesame Sauce
  • A small handful of mixed sesame seeds
  • A small pack of tenderstem broccoli
  • A handful of mangetout or sugarsnap peas
  • A small handful of edamame
  • 4 tbsp pickled red cabbage (or your favourite ferment)
  • 1 spring onion 
  • A thumb-sized piece fresh ginger
  • A small handful fresh coriander


  1. Start by drizzling a little sesame oil from the top of your NOJO bottle - unshaken) over the salmon fillets to coat. On a clean plate, sprinkle the sesame seeds in a thin layer and place the salmon fillets on top. Turn to coat on all sides.
  2. Place in a frying pan drizzled with a little sesame oil over a medium heat and cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through, then set aside.
  3. Drizzle a little more of the sesame oil into the hot pan (if needed) and add the broccoli and mangetout. Stir fry for 3-4 mins, or until cooked but still retaining some bite.
  4. Meanwhile, squeeze your Wholegrain Basmati rice pouch to separate the grains, before tearing a 2cm opening at the top. Pop into the microwave on full power for 90 seconds until piping hot. Leave to stand for a minute before opening fully.
  5. Meanwhile, finely slice the spring onion, chop the ginger into thin matchsticks and roughly chop the coriander.
  6. To assemble, tip the rice into a shallow bowl and fluff lightly with a fork. Add the stir fried veg, edamame and pickled cabbage (or kimchi, if you prefer). Shake the NOJO sauce well to combine and drizzle generously over the bowl.
  7. Top with the sliced spring onion, fresh ginger, chopped coriander and a scatter of sesame seeds.

Now it's time to tuck in to some changemaking grains - enjoy!

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