Cooking rice bowls is fun and allows you to use your creative culinary skills to the fullest! You get to mix and match ingredients based on cuisine style, nutrients, and whatever food you have on hand. There are no right or wrong ways to assemble a rice bowl. If you’re looking for a fresh new way to introduce salmon into your evening meal, then this salmon rice bowl is a quick and easy recipe to make and is packed with flavour.
While we make it using cooked salmon, it would be just as tasty made with fresh salmon and simpler than making sushi rolls after work. For a vegetarian-friendly option, omit the salmon and replace it with cooked, firm tofu.
Which rice should I use to make a salmon rice bowl recipe?
We recommend using Dainty’s Basmati Rice for cooking a salmon rice bowl recipe. This long-grain, aromatic rice goes perfectly with grilled meats, fish, and vegetables, absorbing all the flavours and sauces from the dish. By using basmati rice, the final dish will be a bowl full of light and fluffy rice, not thick and sticky.
If you don’t have basmati rice on hand, you can always substitute it for another rice, such as brown rice or Jasmine rice.
With a richer and earthy flavour, the texture of brown rice is chewier than basmati rice, but it retains the same fluffy texture and won’t stick.
Jasmine rice is a pearly white rice grown in Southeast Asia with a subtle floral aroma. Slightly stickier than basmati rice, it’s light, sweet flavour will blend well with the fresh veggies in this salmon rice bowl recipe.
Dainty offers a wide variety of flavourful rices for all types of meal-time recipes.
Should I use a rice cooker?
Owning a rice cooker is one of the most convenient tools you can have in your kitchen. While some people excel at cooking rice in a pot of boiling water, the reality is that many have trouble getting that perfect fluffy rice. Sometimes the rice is too soggy or too hard, the bottom gets burnt, or the water to rice ratio is all wrong.
If this sounds like you, a rice cooker can be a lifesaver, especially at the end of a busy day. Discover our tips to cook your rice to perfection.
For this salmon rice bowl, you should use pre-cooked or leftover rice. Not only does it save time, but it’s also a great last-minute recipe on days when you’re looking to use up the weekend’s leftovers.
We recommend making a large batch using a rice cooker to get that perfect texture and keeping it in the fridge. You’ll find that it will retain its flavour and texture as it did when you first cooked it. Just add a little dab of butter and a pinch of salt, and you’ll have a perfect rice base ready.
Salmon Rice Bowl
- 16 oz/450g Wild Fresh Salmon fillets, cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
Rice Bowl Ingredients
- 4 cups Cooked Dainty Basmati Rice
- 2 Avocados, sliced
- 6 Green Onions, chopped
- 1 cup Carrots, shredded
- 1 cup Cucumbers, chopped
- 1 cup Edamame, cooked
- 8 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 8 tbsp Sriracha
- 4 tbsp Soy Sauce
- Sesame Seeds
- Fresh ginger, grated
Remove pre-cooked rice out of the fridge, or rice cooker, and set aside
Place salmon pieces in a bowl and season with salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic powder
Add the tbsp of oil to a skillet and heat on medium-high heat. Toss the salmon into the skillet and cook the cubes for approximately 5-8 minutes. Cook until salmon is no longer raw inside
Warm rice in microwave if necessary, and distribute evenly into four bowls
Layer rice bowl with avocados, green onions, carrots, cucumbers, and edamame
Combine mayonnaise and sriracha sauce and drizzle over rice bowl
Drizzle soy sauce and add garnishes if desired
Tips to add an extra flair to your rice
Cooking your rice in plain water works well for this recipe as the rice will absorb all the flavours of the mayonnaise-based sauce and salmon spices. However, you can always add some lemon zest or grated ginger to add an Asian flair to your dish.
Check out more ways to enhance the flavour of your rice.
Mix up your ingredients
What makes rice bowls such good recipes is their versatility and how quickly they can be made. While this recipe has an Asian-fusion flair, you can switch the veggie ingredients to create rice bowl fusion cuisines or just combine your favourite ingredients for a quick and delicious dinner.
Here are some salmon rice bowl ideas you can try to create some more delicious and nutritional recipes
- Chic peas
How to store and serve leftover salmon rice bowl
The best way to store salmon rice bowl ingredients is to store each ingredient separately and assemble each bowl right before you sit down to eat. This way, all the ingredients remain fresh, and the tastes blend perfectly.
While some ingredients like avocado will spoil quickly, most can safely be stored in air-tight containers in the refrigerator for up to three days.
When ready to assemble the bowl, bring the rice and salmon to room temperature or gently heat for 60 seconds. Then add the fresh vegetables and drizzle with the sauce and serve immediately.
You can also check out our various rice dish recipes to start preparing your weekly meals.