I had to try this viral salmon rice bowl inspired by Emily Mariko because I am obsessed with salmon and the flavors did not disappoint–think of it as a salmon sushi roll but in a bowl.
If you’ve been on the internet the past couple weeks then there’s no way you haven’t seen Emily Mariko’s viral salmon rice bowl recipe. Now, for me, Emily’s video is most intriguing for her calming spirit and asmr vibes with all the sounds of her preparation but I must admit the salmon bowl grabbed my attention.
As the self proclaimed queen of salmon, I pride myself on finding a new way to make salmon almost weekly. I had never tried this sushi-inspired salmon bowl before and was curious about how the flavors all came together.
I do love the Japanese kewpie mayo and used it a few month ago to try the then viral ramen hack that everyone was going crazy over. It proved to be a delicious mayonnaise and one that I was happy to try again.
Instead of using the parchment paper in my video like Emily did, I instead reached for my FoodSaver microwavable meal prep bags because I figured it would do the same thing as the parchment paper but better–I was right. Not only did Emily’s ice trick work but the salmon and the rice heated through perfectly in the bag.
You can also save your left overs in the meal prep bags once you’ve made the bowl or prior to building the bowl like I did so you have a quick meal when you’re ready.
Ingredients you’ll beed for the viral salmon rice bowl recipe:
Brown Girl Spice Lemon Dill seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Tools you’ll need:
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Can I use any mayo or do I have to use the kewpie mayo?
You can use any mayo but I think the flavor of the kewpie mayo is best in this recipe. If you don’t have it, don’t go crazy, it’s sold out in a lot of places right now because everyone is getting it! Just use what you have.
What can I substitute for the seaweed?
Nothing can really substitute the seaweed in this bowl. I would just omit it like I did the kimchee. I’m not a fan of kimchee so I just didn’t use it.
Can I bake the salmon if i don’t have an air fryer?
Yes, you can bake the salmon or cook it on the stove top, whichever way you prefer. Same for the rice if you don’t have a rice cooker.
More recipes to try:
Buffalo Chicken Sliders
If you make this recipe be sure to tag me @asiliglamcooks so I can repost!
- 4 individually portioned salmon filets (about 4 oz each)
- 1 tsp Brown Girl Spice Lemon Dill seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups of rice
- 3 cups of water
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- Drizzle of olive oil
For topping salmon bowl
- 1 Avocado sliced
- Kewpie Mayo to taste (about 1 tbsp)
- Sriracha hot sauce to taste (about 1 tbsp)
- Soy sauce to taste (about 1 tbsp)
- Seaweed (4 or more)
- Season salmon with lemon dill, salt and pepper and a drizzle with olive oil
- Cook in air fryer on 375 degrees for 15 minutes until salmon is cooked through
- Cook rice according to package instructions and set aside
- On a plate, combine rice with salmon and toss to combine and top with mayo, soy sauce, and sriracha
- Serve with seaweed and enjoy
If reheating rice and salmon, be sure to use the FoodSaver meal prep bags and an ice cube!
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