Salmon Rice Bowl

This Salmon Rice Bowl is bursting with flavors from crunchy, steamed vegetables and tender, flaked salmon. You can customize this healthy meal to whatever vegetables you like, or have on hand in the fridge!

salmon rice bowl with chopsticks on the side

Healthy Salmon Rice Bowl

We’ve been making these Salmon Rice bowls like this way before they appeared on TikTok, but there’s always some new tips that you learn along the way. Mayonnaise, for one, wasn’t usually part of our rice bowl but we absolutely love the flavor!

When you need a super healthy dinner or lunch that can be ready in just minutes, we usually turn to meals like these rice bowls. If you have the ingredients ready to go in the fridge, rice bowls like these only take 5 minutes of prep to get ready.

So when we’re making Grilled Salmon or especially a recipe like these Crispy Teriyaki Salmon Bites, we always make just a little extra salmon to have leftovers to make these bowls.

Ingredients You’ll Need

These are just some of our favorites, but of course you can add tons more veggies to these bowls, pretty much anything that you like or have on hand.

  • Cooked Salmon: Leftover, cooked salmon. Flake it with a fork and add it to these bowls. You can also use a good quality canned salmon.
  • Steamed Rice: We love using Trader Joe’s microwave rice that’s ready in just 3 minutes. It comes out perfect every time! Any type of rice will work though, use what you like.
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Edamame
  • Furikake: A Japanese seasoning that is typically made with seaweed (nori), toasted sesame seeds, salt and sometimes bonito, which are dried fish flakes.
  • Seaweed: You can use these sheets of seaweed to scoop up the rice bowl and eat it, sort of like making a sushi roll with every bite.
ingredients for making salmon rice bowls


Besides the salmon and vegetables that we have here, you can make countless combinations of rice bowls with different ingredients. Rice bowls like these are a great way to get tons of vegetables, protein and fiber into your diet!

  • Instead of Salmon: Try different fish or shellfish like shrimp, scallops, crab or even lobster. Or if seafood isn’t your thing, you can even use chicken, pork or steak.
  • Vegetable Swap Outs: Cauliflower, matchstick carrots, scallions, asparagus, green beans, radishes, zucchini, peas, brussels sprouts, spinach, roasted sweet potatoes or butternut squash.
  • Instead Of Rice: Try using Cauliflower Rice or ramen noodles.
  • For The Sauce: Instead of sriracha mayo, try our Bang Bang Sauce or a delicious, sweeter Yum Yum Sauce. A drizzle of warmed, homemade Stir Fry Sauce is also a delicious no-mayo option.

How To Assemble Salmon Rice Bowls

Start by adding the rice to the bottom of a shallow, wide bowl. There’s really not a quantity that you need, as much or as little as you like.

Next top the rice with the flaked salmon in the middle. Then start building the bowl with the vegetables, we’ve started with steamed edamame on one side of the salmon.

Add the broccoli to the other side of the salmon, followed by thinly sliced cucumbers (this would be a great time to swap in or add thinly sliced radishes, too!

Drizzle sriracha mayo on top, or mayonnaise and sriracha separately if you’re lazy like us, then top with sesame seeds and Furikake seasoning for extra crunch.

salmon and vegetables in a bowl with sriracha mayonnaise

What Kind Of Salmon Should I Use For This Recipe?

While we prefer wild caught salmon for eating in general, any fresh or frozen salmon that you can get your hands on will work.

Sometimes frozen salmon is the best option, depending on where you live. Fish is often flash frozen right on the boat after being caught, so again, sometimes frozen is best.

salmon rice bowl with sriracha mayo drizzle on top

How To Store Leftovers

If you end up with with leftovers, simply store them in a container if the refrigerator until you’re ready to enjoy it again. Often, we’ll dive in and just enjoy the leftovers cold, but you can warm it up again in the microwave for a few seconds.

If you’re going to warm the rice bowl up, remove the ingredients that are cold like the sliced cucumber so you still end up with some crunch.

salmon rice bowl with chopsticks in the middle

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Salmon Rice Bowl

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x

This Salmon Rice Bowl is bursting with flavors from crunchy vegetables to tender, flakey salmon! Meal prep the ingredients ahead of time and this rice bowl can be a 5 minute lunch or dinner!



  • 1/2 pound cooked, flaked salmon
  • 2 cups cooked rice (white, brown or wild)
  • 3/4 cup edamame, shelled and steamed
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed broccoli
  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumbers
  • Sriracha, mayonnaise, seaweed and Furikake seasoning for serving


  1. Start by adding the rice to the bottom of a shallow, wide bowl.
  2. Add the salmon to the middle of the rice, and then add the edamame to one side of the salmon and the broccoli to the other side.
  3. Add slices of cucumber to the tops and bottom of the bowl, sliced radishes are also delicious.
  4. Drizzle the top of the salmon bowl with sriracha and mayonnaise. Garnish with sesame seeds and Furikake seasoning if desired.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American

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