Remember when Rachel Ray had her 30 Minute Meals show on Food Network? I loved that show. That takes me back to my college days when I finally had cable television for the first time and Foot Network became my new obsession. I was pretty antisocial freshman and sophomore years of college, so I spent most of my time in my apartment watching Food Network and cooking absolutely nothing. I do remember cooking a lasagna and it sucked. Luckily I kept at it and I’m doing ok these days. Proof that the Food Network can be used as a cooking school instead of actual cooking school. I know that was offensive to all people who have gone to culinary school so I apologize. I take it back. Anywho, this is dish reminds me of Rachel Ray. I wonder what she’s up to these days.

PaleOMG 30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

PaleOMG 30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

I’ve felt a little less inspired in the kitchen lately. That’s probably due to the fact that I’ve been working nonstop on fitness programs and spending less time in the kitchen. So I decided I need to watch The Food Network more often and just keep it on in the background. I always get so inspired when I see what flavor combinations different chefs come up with. Bobby Flay is just the best with that. And then the Pioneer Woman just makes me happy, so I need to spend less time watching Derry Girls for the 17th time and more time watching Beat Bobby Flay. Sure, the jokes and shit talking are both terrible, but the food always looks fantastic. Actually, I think I’m going to go watch it now. It seems to ALWAYS be on so I’m sure it will be now. So go enjoy this easy meal and by next week I should be feeling inspired and ready to crush your tastebuds with some flavor. That sentence was annoying. Kloveyoubye.

PaleOMG 30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

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30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1 pound salmon, cut into 34 filets
  • 1 cup teriyaki sauce
  • pinch of coarse salt
  • 12 tablespoons mixed sesame seeds
  • 1 cup rice (arborio, jasmine, etc.)*
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 large carrots, peeled into strips
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place salmon filets in a shallow dish and pour the teriyaki sauce on top, sprinkle with salt, and sesame seeds on top of each filet. Let marinate on countertop for 10 minutes while you cook the rice.
  2. Place rice, water, garlic powder, and salt in an instant pot. Close lid and press the rice function. This will set the instant pot to around 10-12 minutes on high pressure. Once the instant pot is done cooking, let the pressure naturally release while you cook the rest of the dish, this will make for super fluffy rice. OR you can quick release and the rice will be just as good!
  3. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet then place each salmon filet on the wire rack. Place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes. Place the remaining marinade in a sauté pan over medium heat and bring to a low boil to thicken.
  4. Lastly, peel the carrots into strips then roll into spirals. Now all you have to do is build your bowl – add rice, salmon, some sauce on top, carrot spirals, diced cucumbers, and cilantro! Each up, buttercup!


*If you want to keep it paleo, you can make cauliflower rice instead in a pan instead of in the instant pot

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PaleOMG 30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

PaleOMG 30 Minute Teriyaki Salmon Bowls


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  1. Annette H says:

    “Foot Network” Funniest typo ever! Anywho this salmon looks delicious!

  2. Kali says:

    Really liked this. Was a quick easy dinner. We don’t eat seafood so we subbed lean ground turkey. It was delicious, would make again.

  3. Annette Junek says:

    This looks delicious! I’m trying to lose weight and I’m curious about the nutritional values. Do you include those somewhere?

    1. juli says:

      not sure, but you could easily plug the recipe into a nutritional calculator to get that info!