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Sesame Fish and Rice Bowl

This quick and easy meal of rice topped with fish in a savory sauce can be comforting and healthy. Add pickled vegetables for color, crunch and nutrients.
bowls of Sesame Fish and Rice
Prep time: 10 minutes
Makes: 2 servings
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup cooked fish (see Notes)
1 to 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
½ teaspoon sesame oil (try toasted)
½ teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup cooked rice (brown or white)
1 teaspoon rice vinegar (optional)
1 green onion, chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds (optional) 

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the fish, mayonnaise, sesame oil and soy sauce.
  3. Warm the rice and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with vinegar, if desired. Spoon the fish mixture on top. Sprinkle with green onion and sesame seeds, if desired. 

Notes

  • Try any fresh or canned fish such as tuna, salmon, cod, rockfish, snapper, sole or tilapia. Cook fish quickly in the microwave.
  • Try adding pickled vegetables, kimchi, baby greens, grated carrot, sliced avocado or microgreens to the bowl.
  • Cook extra brown rice and freeze in recipe-sized amounts for quick meals. 

Comments

We prepared this recipe along with Food Hero's Microwave Steamed Fish recipe in a cooking class at our local food bank. The seasoning was so light and still full of flavor, a perfect compliment to the fish and rice. We used a mix of white fish fillets and Oregon bay shrimp and added steamed fresh produce (broccoli, cabbage, and carrots), all sourced from the food bank. Class participants were totally blown away by how good this was - I can't wait to try it as an easy weeknight meal with my sushi-loving kids!

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