Salmon Rice Bowl

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This salmon rice bowl is one of the most viral recipes on TikTok. After making it myself, I can say it totally lives up to the hype.

Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with sauce and sliced avocado and sesame seeds.
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  1. Salmon Rice Bowl Ingredients
  2. How to Make an Easy Salmon Rice Bowl
  3. Variations
  4. Recipe Tip
  5. Frequently Asked Questions
  6. Making Ahead and Storing Salmon Rice Bowls
  7. More Viral TikTok Recipes
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Salmon rice bowls are a delicious and nutritious meal option that typically consists of cooked salmon served over a bed of rice and topped with a variety of toppings and sauces. Making a salmon rice bowl is a delicious and customizable meal. Rice bowls with salmon can also be known as a poke bowl. You can customize and create several different variations within this simple and delicious salmon rice bowl!

This salmon rice bowl is popular for good reason! It is a viral TikTok recipe that is quick and easy to make as a quick meal, side dish, or snack. Feel free to customize your salmon rice bowls with your favorite ingredients and flavors. You can also experiment with different sauces and seasonings to suit your taste preferences.

Salmon Rice Bowl Ingredients

This TikTok salmon rice bowl is booming now and is a favorite trend everyone is loving! I love this recipe because it is easy to make, full of flavor, and has all the health benefits of salmon and rice combined. It is filling and gives you that satisfied feeling. It really is the perfect combination!

  • Salmon fillet – This recipe is meant for leftover salmon, but you can cook some up just for this recipe. We have some great recipes for salmon, including our Air Fryer Salmon, Miso Salmon, and Baked Lemon Salmon. You will take your cubed salmon and flake it into the rice.
  • Rice – Again, this recipe calls for leftover rice. I have used long-grain white rice and also short-grain rice like sushi rice and it has all tasted great! You can also use jasmine rice too!
  • Soy sauce – I like to use low-sodium soy sauce, because I don’t like too much salt, but you can use regular soy sauce or coconut aminos.
  • Kewpie mayonnaise – This is a special kind of Japanese mayo. Regular mayonnaise won’t work. Kewpie mayo has a sweet and savory taste that is perfect for these Salmon Rice Bowls. You can find it at most Asian grocery stores or you can order it online.
  • Sriracha – Use according to your spice tolerance! If you don’t like things very spicy, then just add a little bit of Sriracha.
  • Avocado – The avocado adds creaminess and balances out the spicy flavor.
  • Seaweed snacks – You can find seaweed snacks at almost any grocery store. They are cooked in a little oil and salt and they are the perfect crispy consistency. You can also get nori sheets and cut them up into little rectangles.

How to Make an Easy Salmon Rice Bowl

This salmon rice bowl comes from Emily Mariko’s famous TikTok recipe that went viral. I added my ingredients and instructions to make it my own and the best I could with the flavors I love. This is supposed to be an easy recipe that comes together quickly and easily in a matter of minutes!

  1. Salmon – Flake the salmon with a fork. Place flaked salmon and rice in a bowl together. If using fresh, warm salmon and rice skip to step 5. If using leftover, cold salmon and rice, place an ice cube on top of the bowl.
  2. Microwave – Cover with parchment paper. Microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and discard any remaining ice.
  3. Condiments and toppings – Drizzle soy sauce, kewpie mayo, and sriracha over the bowl. Stir until completely combined. Top with avocado slices.
  4. Enjoy! Serve with seaweed snacks. Eat by placing an avocado slice and some salmon rice onto a seaweed snack.
A seaweed snack topped with a slice of avocado and some salmon rice.


Variations

This TikTok salmon rice bowl recipe is pretty much perfect, but sometimes I like to add my own flair. Take your simple salmon rice bowl to the next level with these helpful variations. Add texture with vegetables, change your protein, or switch the seawood. All these and more options for this delicious salmon rice bowl!

  • Veggies – I like to add diced cucumber, bell peppers, or carrots for a little crunch
  • Protein – If I don’t have salmon, then I make it with shredded chicken, diced shrimp, or tofu.
  • Rice – You can also substitute the rice for brown rice or quinoa.
  • Seaweed substitute – If you don’t have any seaweed snacks or nori on hand, then you can use furikake seasoning instead. Furikake is a Japanese seasoning blend typically made with dried seaweed, sesame seeds, salt, and sugar.
  • Kimchi – I’m not a fan of kimchi, but kimchi is another great side dish with this bowl.

Recipe Tip

Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with an ice cube.

Have you ever reheated rice and had it come out dry? Reheat the salmon and rice with an ice cube on top and cover the whole bowl with parchment paper. It sounds crazy but try it!

The ice cube releases moisture to keep the rice from drying out. I have started doing this any time I microwave a rice dish! It really works!

“I love everything about this meal! It is so easy to make and really good! I will definitely make it again!”

-Toni

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Salmon Rice Bowl good for you?

“Good for you” is an elusive term, but this dish does have lots of protein and omega-3 from the salmon! It also has good, healthy fats from the avocado. You can switch to brown rice to round it out with whole grains.

Why do salmon and rice go so well together?

The rich, buttery flavor of salmon complements the mild taste of rice. The fatty texture of salmon balances out the starchy texture of rice. The combo may be one of the purest forms of culinary symbiosis. It just always works well together!

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Make sure to enjoy within a few days.

Making Ahead and Storing Salmon Rice Bowls

Prepare salmon rice bowls by cooking the salmon and rice ahead of time for a good meal prep meal. Place the salmon on a baking sheet and bake while the rice is cooking being prepared. Flake the salmon and add it to the rice. Place in airtight containers and store in the refrigerator for a week. When ready, heat in the microwave for quick and easy meals right at your fingertips!

More Viral TikTok Recipes

Want to make some of the other recipes go viral on TikTok?! We have got you covered. After you have mastered the salmon rice bowl, try some of these other trending recipes!

How to Make a Salmon Rice Bowl

Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with sauce and sliced avocado and sesame seeds

Salmon Rice Bowl

5 from 4 votes
This Salmon Rice Bowl is one of the most viral recipes on Tik Tok. After making it myself, I can say it totally lives up to the hype.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon fillet cooked
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons kewpie mayo
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha or to taste
  • 1/2 avocado sliced
  • seaweed snacks

Instructions

  • Flake the salmon with a fork.
    A salmon fillet being flaked with a fork
  • Place flaked salmon and rice in a bowl together. If using fresh, warm salmon and rice skip to step 5. If using leftover, cold salmon and rice, place an ice cube on top of the bowl.
    Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with an ice cube
  • Cover with parchment paper.
    A bowl of salmon rice covered with a piece of parchment paper
  • Microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and discard any remaining ice.
    Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with an ice cube
  • Drizzle soy sauce, kewpie mayo, and sriracha over the bowl.
    Salmon and rice in a bowl topped with soy sauce, sriracha, and kewpie mayo
  • Stir until completely combined.
    A salmon rice bowl
  • Top with avocado slices.
    Salmon and rice topped with sauce and sliced avocado and sesame seeds
  • Serve with seaweed snacks. Eat by placing an avocado slice and some salmon rice onto a seaweed snack.
    A seaweed snack topped with a slice of avocado and some salmon rice

Nutrition Information

Calories: 835kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 46gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gMonounsaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 4308mgPotassium: 1552mgFiber: 8gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 296IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 4mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    I love everything about this meal! It is so easy to make and really good! I will definitely make it again!