This viral TikTok salmon rice bowl recipe by Emily Mariko is an internet sensation and once you taste it you'll know why. The flakey salmon, fluffy rice, and creamy savory flavors of the sauces are enough to make your tastebuds rave. And what's even better yet, is that this recipe has just 4 steps and will takes less than 10 minutes to make!
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The Best Salmon Rice Bowl
Ok, so as I just said, this Emily Mariko salmon rice bowl has exploded all over TikTok, and with good reason.
The blend of flavors is unlike any other - it uses spicy sriracha, creamy mayo, and savory soy sauce to create a superior sauce to drizzle over the salmon and cooked rice.
Now, I love salmon, so when I saw this viral TikTok going around I just had to try it!
I mean, come on, did you hear those ingredients?
So, naturally, I made the recipe, and I've created the perfect ratio of all the ingredients to make the best salmon rice bowls. At least I think they're perfect for my tastes/preferences.
So, with that said, I had to share this perfect recipe with you to enjoy and hopefully fall in love with it too.
By the way, these salmon rice bowls are the best way to use up leftover cooked salmon from the night before. You can make one of our salmon recipes like this salmon pasta, miso salmon, or bourbon glazed salmon, and use the leftovers you have from those to make this recipe. Or you can make these blackened salmon bites which are the perfect bite size to have in the bowl.
Because of that, these salmon rice bowls are great to act as meal prep for the next day or a quick lunch or dinner on the go. There's no cooking involved-besides heating it up!
Oh, and the best part is this salmon rice bowl recipe only takes 10 minutes - or less - to make the perfect-sized bowl. Oh, and you probably already have the ingredients needed to make this recipe, but if you have to run to the store, don't worry - all of the ingredients are common grocery store finds.
Ok, so with all of that said, let's move on to the ingredients!
Like I said earlier, this recipe was originally created with the intention to use up your leftovers - it uses leftover salmon and leftover rice.
The rest of the ingredients are to make the sauce, and you probably already have them in your fridge.
Anyway, with that said, here's everything you need to make the best salmon rice bowl:
- 1 Cooked Salmon Filet
- 1 cup Cooked Sushi Rice
- 1 Ice Cube
- 1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp. Mayo
- 1 tbsp. Sriracha or Kimchee Base Sauce
- ½ Avocado, sliced
- ¼ cup Roasted Seaweed Snack
- Chopped Cilantro
See? Super simple ingredients to make this easy salmon rice bowl.
By the way, if you're wondering, the ice cube helps add moisture to the leftover salmon and rice while it reheats. If you've ever reheated cooked rice, then you know it's best to add some type of moisture to it before reheating.
Oh, and this healthy bowl goes really well with this cucumber salad, so you might want to make that too!
Tailoring this Salmon Recipe To Your Tastes
So, this salmon rice bowl recipe is really flexible, and in order to enjoy it fully, you have to make it to your preferences.
In the original TikTok video, the salmon rice bowl is eaten with chopsticks, and the rice and salmon mixture is scooped up with a roasted seaweed snack.
However, if that isn't your preference, feel free to leave it out and just eat this with a spoon or fork.
This salmon rice bowl recipe also uses sauces to drizzle over the rice bowl. If you want more of a spicy kick to your bowl, add more sriracha or even a bit of wasabi.
Craving a more creamy experience? Add more mayo or even this McDonald's breakfast sauce.
For the rice, the original bowl is made with sushi rice. But you can use brown rice, basmati rice, fresh cilantro lime rice, or white rice.
The possibilities are endless.
With that said, if you stick to this base recipe, I promise you will have a delicious salmon rice bowl that will be your new favorite way to eat leftovers.
Anyway, let's get into making this TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl!
How to make the Salmon Rice Bowl
Ok, so as I mentioned before, this salmon rice bowl recipe takes less than 10 minutes, and besides microwaving the salmon and rice, there's really no cooking involved.
And remember, this TikTok salmon rice bowls recipe makes large 1 serving. But it's super easy to double or triple it if you want to serve it as a family meal!
Now, without further ado, let's make this salmon and rice bowl!
Step 1: Shred the Salmon
First, you're going to place the already cooked salmon in the base of a bowl and shred it with a fork.
Now, if you don't know how to cook salmon fillets, you can easily make one of the recipes that I mentioned above.
Step 2: Heat the Salmon and Rice
Next, top the salmon fillets with the leftover rice and place an ice cube in the middle of the plate. Then, microwave it in 30-second increments until warm.
Once you take it out of the microwave, mix the salmon and rice until well combined and make sure it's reached your desired temperature.
Step 3: Add the Sauces
Now, you can make the sauce that gives this bowl recipe its unbelievable flavor. So add the soy sauce, mayo, and sriracha sauce to the bowl with the salmon and rice mixture.
Then stir to combine the sauce with the salmon bowl until the salmon and rice are coated in the sauce.
Step 4: Top and Serve
Finally, top this incredibly delicious bowl with some avocado slices, seaweed snacks, and chopped cilantro.
Then grab a fork - or spoon - and dig in! Enjoy!
How to store the Salmon Rice Bowl
So, since this recipe for an easy salmon rice bowl is made using leftovers already, I do not suggest storing or reheating this salmon bowl if you don't finish it.
But, if you made the salmon and rice the day before assembling this bowl, you can store cooked salmon for up to 4 days and you can store cooked rice for up to 4 days as well. So the storage time for both components works out perfectly!
Wrapping it up
Well, there you have it!
That's how to make TikTok's salmon bowls with rice.
This recipe has the perfect blend of cream, spice, and savory sauces; all drizzled on top of perfectly tender salmon and fluffy rice.
Not to mention, this recipe is so simple - from the steps to the ingredients!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.
If you make it, leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
Oh, and we'd like to give a big shoutout to Emily Mariko for making such a delicious recipe. We literally can't stop making this at our house.
If you liked this delicious bowl, we have a bunch of other easy recipes that I think you'll like too!
Give one of these a try next:
- Potato mochi
- Benihana fried rice
- Grinder sandwich
- Southern chicken and rice
- KFC Nashville chicken tenders
- Doritos taco casserole
- Firecracker shrimp
Salmon Rice Bowl
This viral TikTok salmon rice bowl is an internet sensation and once you taste it you'll know why. The flakey salmon, fluffy rice, and creamy, savory flavors of the sauces mixed together is enough to make your tastebuds rave. What's more, this recipe has just 4 steps and will take you less than 15 minutes to make!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Mixing
- Cuisine: Seafood
1 Cooked Salmon Filet
1 cup Cooked Sushi Rice
1 Ice Cube
1 tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 tbsp. Mayo
1 tbsp. Sriracha or Kimchee Base Sauce
½ Avocado, sliced
¼ cup Roasted Seaweed Snack
- Place the salmon in the base of a bowl and shred with a fork.
- Top with the rice and place an ice cube in the middle of the plate. Microwave until warm and mix until well combined.
- Add the soy sauce, mayo, and sriracha and mix to combine.
- Top with the sliced avocado, seaweed snack, and chopped cilantro.
- Serving Size: 669
- Fat: 36
- Carbohydrates: 45
- Protein: 43
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