I’d be willing to bet that you, like everyone else, have seen the famous Salmon Rice Bowl on TikTok. It’s the latest trend in a long line of TikTik recipes, following the baked feta pasta, TikTok ramen, and cloud bread. If you haven’t seen the latest food craze, let me enlighten you.
Emily Mariko, a Japanese American TikTok star with over 9 million followers, has gone viral thanks to her healthy and absolutely delicious Salmon Rice Bowl. Fans know their favorite dish is on its way when Emily makes baked salmon with a side of rice for dinner.
To make her delectable, TikTok famous Salmon Rice Bowl, she first shreds her leftover salmon filet, adding a scoop of rice on top. Emily then places an ice cube at its center and heats her plate. Finally, she tops it with a blend of sriracha, soy sauce, and mayonnaise, but feel free to customize your Salmon Rice Bowl however you like. To eat it, Emily scoops up her mixture with some seaweed and even adds some kimchi.
It’s no wonder the Salmon Rice Bowl is trending all over TikTok. While aesthetically pleasing, this Salmon Rice Bowl actually tastes delicious — not to mention Emily looks so thrilled when she takes that first bite. It’s quick to make, uses up those leftovers, and is fun to eat. What’s not to love?
Can I make this fresh?
Now, this Salmon Rice Bowl recipe is generally made with leftover baked salmon and rice, but don’t fret! If you’re craving it now and don’t have leftovers, it works just as well with freshly
You will need to add extra time to cook the salmon. Take a 3 to 4 oz salmon filet, cover it in butter, and throw it in the oven at 350F for around 35 minutes. While that’s baking, add a cup of
rice and two cups of water to a rice cooker (or a pot on the stove). Your rice should be ready to go in just under 20 minutes.
What are good substitute toppings and sauces?
As mentioned, the TikTok Salmon Rice Bowl is topped with sriracha, mayonnaise, and soy sauce, but just about any topping can be used. If you’re a Plain Jane, a little bit of butter does wonders. You can turn up the heat with some wasabi or even make it buffalo style.
If you like extra toppings or aren’t a fan of avocado, feel free to add vegetables such as tomato or spinach. The choices for this dish are endless and entirely up to interpretation.
How does the ice cube trick work?
The piece-de-resistance of Emily’s Salmon Rice Bowl that has TikTok going crazy is the ice cube she adds on top of her rice before putting her plate in the microwave. Once heated, she
removes the remaining ice cube and mixes the salmon and rice.
The ice cube is meant to moisten the leftover rice. However, while this is a cool-looking trick, I don’t think it works all that well. Sorry TikTok fans! The rice along the outside of the plate doesn’t moisten, only the rice at the center where the ice cube sits. My best recommendation is to forgo the ice cube and sprinkle a bit of water over the rice instead. Once you pull your dish out of the microwave, your leftover rice will be fluffy and warmed through.
Is the Salmon Rice Bowl really worth the hype?
Absolutely! This dish is more than a TikTok trend. If you’re looking for a way to maximize your leftovers or are in need of a healthy lunch, the Salmon Rice Bowl is absolutely perfect. Not to
mention, this dish won’t get old if you change up your toppings. Adding new sauces changes the flavor, making it the perfect leftover meal. It’s so popular because it’s fast, easy, and truly
Servings: 1 | Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes
3 to 4 oz of cooked salmon filet, chilled
1 cup of leftover rice
1 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of soy sauce, or to taste
1 tbsp of mayonnaise, or to taste
1 tsp of sriracha, or to taste
½ an avocado, sliced or diced
1 package of seaweed snack
1. Flake the salmon
Place your leftover salmon in a medium sized bowl. Using a fork, flake the salmon until it’s in
pieces. Top the salmon with a scoop of rice and sprinkle the rice with 1 tbsp of water.
2. Heat it up
Cover the bowl with parchment paper (or a lid) and heat up in the microwave until the rice is
fluffy and everything is heated through (about 2 minutes).
Remove the bowl from the microwave and discard the parchment paper or lid. Using a fork,
thoroughly combine the rice and salmon.
4. Add your sauce
Top your Salmon Rice Bowl with the soy sauce, mayonnaise, and sriracha. Toss until fully
5. Add your toppings
Top your bowl with sliced or diced avocado, or topping of choice. Serve with seaweed snacks