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A green bowl filled steamed rice and steamed broccoli with cubes of Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon

Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon Rice Bowl


These Spicy Maple Glazed Salmon Rice Bowls are a healthy answer to “What’s for Dinner? This delicious dish combines well-seasoned cubes of salmon, a sweet and spicy maple glaze, steamed broccoli, and fluffy rice. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, making it perfect for busy weeknights or meal prepping.


  • 1 pound salmon filet, skin-off
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  • 1 1/2 cups steamed white or brown rice
  • 1 broccoli crown, steamed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped herbs, optional
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400° (see post for air fryer instructions)
  2. Cube the salmon into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Place in a bowl with the olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika. Gently mix to coat the salmon bites.
  4. Place the salmon on a non-stick, or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread the bites out evenly.
  5. Bake for about 6-8 minutes.
  6. While the salmon is baking, in a microwave-safe bowl, mix together the maple syrup and crushed red pepper. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Steam the broccoli.
  8. Remove the salmon from the oven. Coat the salmon with the warmed, maple syrup mixture.
  9. Place back in the oven for another minute, or two.
  10. Divide steamed rice and the broccoli in bowls. Top each with 1/3 of the maple glazed salmon bites. 
  11. Garnish with fresh herbs.
  12. Serve immediately.
  13. ENJOY!


  • try not to overcook the salmon
  • once glazed, only bake for an additional minute or so to prevent the glaze from burning
  • easily replace the spicy maple syrup with hot honey
  • add your favorite steamed vegetables, or replace the rice with another grain 
  • see post for additional tips and notes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

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