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Inspired by the viral TikTok trend, this salmon rice bowl makes for a tasty lunch or dinner. With healthy ingredients like instant brown rice, salmon and veggies, you'll have a flavorful meal in just 25 minutes.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

15 mins
25 mins

How to Shop for Salmon

When shopping for salmon, the options can vary based on the specific species and where it came from. Wild-caught salmon is typically from the Pacific and is deeper in color, leaner and more expensive. Different species are fished depending on the time of year, and common varieties include king and sockeye. Farmed Atlantic salmon is widely available, higher in fat and less expensive. When buying farmed salmon, look for salmon raised in land- or tank-based systems, which are better for the environment than most traditional open-net farms. Canned wild salmon is also a great option and is ready to eat.

What Type of Rice Can I Use?

We use instant brown rice for added fiber, plus it's quick and easy to prepare. Quick-cooking or instant brown rice is typically ready in 5 to 10 minutes. Be sure to cook according to the instructions on the package. Feel free to make regular brown rice on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot. Looking to cut down on carbs? Try swapping in cauliflower rice in place of brown rice.

How to Dice an Avocado

Carefully slice into the avocado with a knife until the blade hits the pit in the center. Run the knife lengthwise around the avocado. Twist the two halves of the avocado to separate and open the avocado.

two hands holding avocado halves over a wooden cutting board with red knife
Credit: Casey Barber

Run the tip of a spoon around the pit and scoop it out.

scooping out an avocado pit with a spoon
Credit: Casey Barber

With the pit removed and the avocado still in the peel, make vertical slices with the tip of the knife. Then make horizontal slices to create cubes. Run a spoon around the edge of the avocado to separate the peel and the flesh, then scoop out the diced avocado.

scooping diced avocado with a spoon
Credit: Casey Barber

What Type of Kimchi Can I Use?

Kimchi is a healthy fermented food that dates back to the 12th century and is said to be the most important traditional fermented food in Korea. There are many variations of kimchi. It's easy to make your own kimchi with napa cabbage, cucumbers or mustard greens, but it's also widely available at many grocery stores. Feel free to use your favorite store-bought kimchi of any variety.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place salmon on the prepared pan. Drizzle with oil; season with salt. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 125ºF, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine rice and water in a small saucepan; cook according to package directions. Mix mayonnaise and Sriracha in a small bowl; set aside. Whisk tamari, mirin, ginger, crushed red pepper and salt in another small bowl; set aside.

  • Divide the rice between 2 bowls. Top with salmon, avocado, cucumber and kimchi. Drizzle with the tamari mixture and the mayonnaise mixture. Mix the bowls, if desired, and serve with nori.


Small rimmed baking sheet

Nutrition Facts

1 bowl
481 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 47g; dietary fiber 6g; sugars 3g; added sugar 1g; fat 25g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 9g; cholesterol 37mg; vitamin a iu 1177IU; vitamin b3 niacin 8mg; vitamin b12 2mcg; vitamin c 14mg; vitamin d iu 1IU; vitamin e iu 3IU; folate 94mg; vitamin k 45mg; sodium 687mg; calcium 41mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 101mg; phosphorus 166mg; potassium 747mg; zinc 2mg; omega 3 fatty acid 2g; omega 6 fatty acid 7g; niacin equivalents 10mg; selenium 22mcg.