Salmon Rice Bowl – The Recipe Critic


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Perfect air fryer salmon nestled in a bowl of Asian-inspired ingredients. The fluffy rice topped with fresh vegetables and a sriracha mayonnaise creates this delicious salmon rice bowl that will become your new favorite!

I love creating meals that are served all in one bowl. It’s a unique way to switch up your meal plan and allows everyone to pick and choose what they want to add to their meal. My website has a lot of bowl ideas that you should give a try, like my most popular bowl recipe, my fresh poke bowl, or this delicious bowl that is packed with flavor!

Overhead photo of the salmon rice bowl in a wood bowl.  Ingredients in the bowl is rice, cut up cucumber, sliced avocado, shredded carrots, and edamame.  Sriracha mayonnaise is drizzled on top with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

What Is a Salmon Rice Bowl?

If you’re looking for a new way to serve your salmon, you’re going to want to make this salmon rice bowl. It reminds me of the flavors you would find in a sushi roll. Rice, fish, fresh veggies, spicy mayonnaise, and soy sauce all together in one big happy family. The best part about it is that it’s SO much easier to make than your own sushi rolls.

It can be even easier if you have leftover salmon from a previous meal like my air fryer salmon or this Asian salmon. Just keep some for lunch the next day and then make this bowl! In fact, you can also use leftover rice making this bowl that much quicker to throw together. I had to share this recipe because it’s so delicious and versatile. You are going to love it!

What Ingredients Are In A Salmon Rice Bowl?

As I said before, these salmon rice bowls are fresh and easy and come together so fast. Follow my instructions on the recipe card and you’ll be able to assemble these bowls in no time at all! Your family will be blown away at how good they are.

  • Salmon: Fresh salmon is best! 4 ounces of a fresh salmon filet per person.
  • Salt & Pepper: To season the salmon before cooking.
  • Onion Powder: Helps flavor the salmon!
  • Rice: Any rice works! White rice, brown rice, sushi rice, jasmine rice, basmati rice, and even quinoa would work.
  • Avocado: Nothing beats a fresh avocado to complement the Asian flavors of a meal!
  • Carrots: Shredded carrots are perfect for a bowl, and you find them pre-shredded at the grocery store.
  • Cucumbers: I love mini cucumbers in this recipe because they are perfectly bite-sized for a bowl.
  • Edamame: I love the added flavor and texture of edamame! It’s also a healthy addition of fiber and protein.
  • Soy Sauce: Adds some salt and brings all the flavors together. Tamari or coconut aminos also work.
  • Mayonnaise: The base for your sriracha spicy sauce.
  • Sriacha Sauce: The spice to your sauce that gives the whole bowl a delicious kick!
  • Sesame Seeds: Garnish with sesame seeds if you like!

How To Make a Salmon Rice Bowl

Whether it’s leftover salmon or a quick 6 minutes in the air fryer, this salmon rice bowl can be assembled and ready to serve in minutes. You will love how easy and delicious this meal can be, so keep on reading for my instructions.

Salmon

  1. Preheat: Preheat the air fryer to 390° Farhenheit. Remove the skin from the salmon filets and then cut the salmon into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Prepare the Salmon: Place the cubed salmon in a bowl and then season it with salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  3. Cook: Place the salmon in the air fryer basket in a single layer and then cook it for 6-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature has reached 125° F. Feel free to pan fry over medium-high heat in a skillet for the same amount of time if you prefer.

Rice Bowl

  1. Assemble: Place the cooked rice in the bowl first. Then, layer on the cooked salmon, avocado, cucumber, and edamame. 
  2. Add Sauce: Then, stir together the mayonnaise and sriracha sauce until combined. Drizzle on the soy sauce and then garnish with sesame seeds.
Three photos of the process for making salmon rice bowls.  First photo is all the ingredients in bowls, second photo is the uncooked salmon in a bowl, and the third photo is the cooked salmon pieces in the air fryer.

Switch Up The Ingredients

The beauty of this salmon rice bowl is you can make it your own! Switch up or change any of the ingredients you would like. Here are some ideas, just remember that any ingredients you change will affect the nutritional information on the recipe card.

Top view of the assembled salmon rice bowl with chopsticks lifting out the salmon from the bowl.

How to Store Salmon Rice Bowls

Instead of storing the salmon rice bowl already assembled, I have a tip. In my opinion, the best way to store bowl recipes is to store the ingredients separately and assemble them right before you eat the bowl. Then everything tastes completely fresh.

In the Refrigerator: Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To Reheat: Reheat the rice and salmon in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until warmed through. Then, assemble the fresh veggies on top, drizzle with sauce, and enjoy!


Salmon

  • Preheat the air fryer to 390° Farhenheit. Remove the skin from the salmon filets and cut the salmon into 1 inch cubes.

  • Place the cubed salmon in a bowl and season with salt, pepper, and onion powder.

  • Place the salmon in the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until the internal temperature has reached 125° F. Feel free to pan fry over medium-high heat in a skillet for the same amount of time if you prefer.

Rice Bowl

  • Place the cooked rice in the bowl first. Layer on the cooked salmon, avocado, cucumber, and edamame.

  • Stir together the mayonnaise and sriracha sauce until combined. Drizzle on the soy sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.



Serves: 1

Serving1bowlCalories797kcal (40%)Carbohydrates63g (21%)Protein36g (72%)Fat46g (71%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Polyunsaturated Fat18gMonounsaturated Fat18gTrans Fat1gCholesterol74mg (25%)Sodium2641mg (110%)Potassium1475mg (42%)Fiber11g (44%)Sugar4g (4%)Vitamin A5599IU (112%)Vitamin C21mg (25%)Calcium92mg (9%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, lunch

Cuisine Asian American

Keyword 30 minute



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