This Tiktok Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe with Seaweed is made with salmon, sushi rice, diced cucumber, diced avocado, sesame and served on individual seaweed snacks.
After seeing Emily Mariko’s Tiktok Salmon Rice Bowl with Seaweed, I had to try making this Salmon Rice bowl. Emily Mariko is an influencer known for her healthy grocery hauls and delicious food creations. I gave this a little spin of my own, baking the salmon in a ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame mixture. It was absolutely divine. The rich and spicy flavors of the spicy mayo gives this dish the kick that it deserves. What is great about this recipe is that you can add any fresh vegetable toppings your little heart desires.
What is the Tiktok salmon rice bowl?
The TikTok salmon rice bowl is a recipe that went viral on the social media platform TikTok. It's a simple yet delicious dish that consists of a piece of salmon served over a bed of rice and topped with various ingredients like avocado, cucumber, sesame seeds, and a sauce made from soy sauce and honey. The recipe has become popular due to its ease of preparation, visual appeal, and the ability to customize it with different toppings and seasonings. Many people have shared their own variations of the recipe, making it a versatile and adaptable dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways.
Why is a salmon rice bowl so great?
Salmon rice bowls can be a tasty and nutritious meal option for several reasons. Here are some potential reasons why people might enjoy them:
- Nutritious: Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health. Rice is also a good source of carbohydrates and fiber, providing sustained energy and promoting healthy digestion.
- Versatile: Salmon rice bowls can be customized with different ingredients to suit individual tastes and preferences. Some common additions might include avocado, vegetables, edamame, or a variety of sauces.
- Quick and easy: Preparing a salmon rice bowl can be relatively quick and straightforward, especially if using pre-cooked salmon or rice. This can be especially appealing for those looking for a quick and healthy meal option.
- Delicious: Ultimately, the taste and texture of a salmon rice bowl may be the most significant reason why people enjoy them. The combination of tender, flavorful salmon with fluffy rice and a variety of tasty toppings can make for a satisfying and enjoyable meal experience.
Salmon Rice Bowl Ingredients
- Sushi Rice
- Sesame seeds
- Seaweed Snacks
- Soy sauce
- Rice vinegar
- Sesame oil
- Red pepper flakes
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make the Tiktok Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe
Cook the sushi rice according to package instructions. This could mean having to rinse for 30 minutes beforehand. Make sure to read the label as every rice brand instructions are different. Let it sit in the lidded pot until ready to serve. No peeking!
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Make the sauce. Add the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil and red pepper flakes into a bowl and whisk. On a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil add the salmon. Spread the soy sauce mixture onto the salmon. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cooked.
Add the cooked rice into a large bowl. When the salmon is cooked, place the salmon onto the bed of rice.
With two forks, use the fork to flake the fish and mix it up in the rice.
Mix in a bit of mayonnaise, sriracha and even more soy sauce and give it a taste. Adjust as needed.
Grab a piece of seaweed snacks and place the salmon mixture into it, like a taco. Top with cucumbers and avocado as needed, and enjoy.
Hint: Be sure to mix the salmon and rice while it is still hot.
Salmon: Using cooked salmon is essential for this dish, and gives the rice so much flavor. It is perfect to use because once cooked, it can break down very easily with two forks.
Rice: I love using sushi rice for this recipe, although jasmine or basmati rice could work too. I am sure it will taste just as delicious.
Cucumber and avocado: I love using cucumbers for this recipe. You can always opt to using jicama, which can give it the same crunch. Other toppings you could use are green onion, scallions, bell peppers, and carrots.
Mayonnaise: I absolutely love adding the spicy mayo for this (spicy mayo is mayonnaise and sriracha combination) but a great add on would be cream cheese, similarly to a Philadelphia roll.
Salmon Rice Bowl Recipe Variations
Here are a few variations of salmon rice bowls you might want to try:
- Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl: Marinate the salmon in teriyaki sauce for a few hours before grilling or baking it. Serve the salmon over a bed of rice and top with sautéed vegetables, sesame seeds, and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
- Spicy Salmon Rice Bowl: Season the salmon with chili powder or red pepper flakes before cooking it. Serve over a bed of rice and top with sliced jalapeños, avocado, and a drizzle of spicy mayo.
- Mediterranean Salmon Rice Bowl: Season the salmon with lemon juice, garlic, and herbs like oregano or thyme before cooking it. Serve over a bed of rice and top with chopped cucumber, tomato, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle with a lemony tahini dressing.
- Poke Bowl: Cube the raw salmon and marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions for at least 30 minutes. Serve the salmon over a bed of rice and top with sliced avocado, cucumber, edamame, and pickled ginger. If you like this, feel free to check out my Hawaiian poke bowls.
- Sweet and Sour Salmon Rice Bowl: Cook the salmon and serve it over a bed of rice with sautéed bell peppers and onions. Drizzle with a homemade sweet and sour sauce made with honey, rice vinegar, and soy sauce. Top with sliced scallions and sesame seeds.
- White Wine Salmon: This has a delicious taste of bursted tomatoes and white wine that will fill your tastebuds.
Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
- Cutting board
- Baking sheet or oven-safe skillet
- Aluminum foil (optional)
- Small mixing bowl
- Whisk or fork
- Measuring spoons
- Serving bowls or plates
To make your life easier, I used a rice cooker to make the sushi rice. That way you do not have to be worrying about overcooking or undercooking the rice.
How to store Salmon Rice Bowl
If you have leftover salmon rice bowl, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. To properly store the salmon rice bowl, follow these steps:
- Let the salmon rice bowl cool to room temperature before storing it.
- Place the salmon and rice in an airtight container, separating them if possible.
- Store the container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
When you're ready to eat the leftover salmon rice bowl, you can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop. If the rice has dried out, you can add a splash of water to it before reheating to help rehydrate it. Make sure to reheat the salmon rice bowl thoroughly before eating it to ensure it's safe to consume.
Salmon Rice Bowl Top tips
Here are some top tips for making a delicious salmon rice bowl:
- Use fresh, high-quality salmon: The quality of the salmon can greatly impact the taste of the dish. Look for fresh, wild-caught salmon if possible.
- Season the salmon well: Before cooking the salmon, season it with your preferred spices, herbs, or marinade. This will help add flavor and enhance the taste of the fish.
- Cook the salmon properly: Be sure to cook the salmon to the appropriate temperature to ensure it's safe to eat. The FDA recommends cooking salmon to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
- Fluff the rice: After cooking the rice, fluff it with a fork to separate the grains and prevent it from becoming clumpy.
- Add a variety of toppings: A salmon rice bowl is a great opportunity to add a variety of nutritious toppings, such as vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sauces. Experiment with different combinations to find your favorite flavors.
- Meal prep ahead of time: If you're short on time during the week, consider meal prepping your salmon rice bowls ahead of time. Cook the salmon and rice, chop your toppings, and store them in separate containers. When you're ready to eat, simply assemble the bowls and enjoy.
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove