This healthy Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl recipe is just like delicious sushi only deconstructed and super simple to make - pile it all up in a bowl and eat! 🙂 You'll love the umami flavors of this salmon poke bowl - so fresh and delicious! We used smoked salmon, but raw salmon or baked salmon can be substituted.
Why You'll ❤️ This
"This super simple salmon sushi bowl (say that three times fast) is seriously delicious - throw it all in a bowl and eat!" 🙂
Only ten ingredients and minimal effort in getting this easy salmon recipe on your table! If you love salmon and sushi, you will love this salmon poke bowl!
You can easily find cold smoked salmon in the grocery stores near you! Check out my variations section for additional ideas on how to create your sushi bowl.
This recipe is loaded with omega vitamins and healthy fats. You can add extra vegetables if you want and even substitute rice with riced cauliflower.
🥗 How To Serve It
Here are a few way to serve your salmon sushi bowl:
Make it Keto - use cauliflower rice instead of regular white rice to make it keto and low-carb!
Make it Vegan - remove the salmon from this recipe if you want to make it vegan or vegetarian! You can add tofu in place of the salmon to add some protein! Try cooking it in coconut aminos for flavor!
Garnishes - feel free to add water chestnuts, pickled onions, pickled radish, or kimchi! Leave a comment below and let me know what kind you used!
Sauces - In addition to soy sauce or soy substitutes, this Healthy Stir Fry Sauce, and Yum Yum Sauce make great sauces to drizzle your bowl with. It's also nice to use a little sesame oil. You could also make a quick sriracha mayo by mixing equal parts of sriracha and mayo.
What You'll Need
Here's what you will need to make this salmon sushi bowl:
- Cold Smoked Salmon - easily find this in your local grocery store or meat market! Cold smoked salmon is smoked at a low temperature for an extended period to allow the smoky flavor to seep into the salmon but keep it very tender!
- Prepared Rice or Riced Cauliflower - use riced cauliflower if you are following a low carb and keto diet.
- Avocado - fresh sliced avocado. Slice it right before serving as it turns brown quickly.
- Watercress - is an edible leaf that adds a pepper or wasabi-like flavor to your dish!
- Sushi Seaweed Snacks - these can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores.
- Soy sauce - use coconut aminos or tamari sauce if you need gluten-free or keto.
- Sesame Seeds - for extra flavor use toasted sesame seeds, but its optional!
- Optional: wasabi sauce
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
🔪 How To Make It
Here's how to make this salmon sushi bowl recipe:
Prepare rice or riced cauliflower according to package instructions. To make your own riced cauliflower follow this recipe.
Prepare all vegetables, sauces, and garnishes.
Divide your ingredients between four bowls. Start with rice at the bottom of each bowl.
Roll your salmon slices and place them on top of the rice.
Continue topping in sections on top of your rice with the watercress, cucumber, scallions, seaweed, sliced avocado, and any additional garnishes!
Top your bowls with soy sauce and yum yum sauce to your liking, and add extras of your favorites!
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this recipe:
- Raw sushi-grade sushi can be cubed and used in place of the cold-smoked salmon. The only difference is that cold-smoked salmon has been smoked at a low temperature. It is not cooked, just smoked for flavor.
- Flaked smoked salmon is another smoked salmon option. It is smoked at a higher temperature for a shorter period. Fully cooked salmon is 125-130 degrees F.
- Substitute sauteed shrimp, smoked scallops, fresh or imitation crab, or even lobster in this sushi bowl!
- Use different vegetables - sliced bell peppers, sugar snap or snow peas, carrots, celery, and even mushrooms are delicious.
- Instead of white rice, you could replace it with cauliflower rice to reduce carbohydrates. You could also try this with quinoa, couscous, brown rice, or wild rice. There are so many options!
💭 Top Tips
- A great way to use leftover salmon. Use your leftover salmon in this recipe easily! Just flake the salmon on a plate and heat it in the microwave! Add over the top and add the remaining ingredients.
- You can also use leftover rice in this recipe! Put your desired amount into a bowl, add an ice cube to the top and top with parchment paper, and warm in the microwave. Remove the remaining ice cube and serve up your sushi bowl!
- Prepare your fresh ingredients ahead to save yourself time preparing the bowls. You can prepare the fresh ingredients up to 2 days ahead of time and store them in air-tight containers in the fridge until needed.
Typically, sushi in a bowl is called a poke bowl. A poke bowl is a popular Hawaiian fresh sushi bowl. Poke in Hawaii means to cut or slice. It also refers to fresh raw fish combined with other ingredients such as rice or grain, fresh vegetables, and some other additions, including crushed nuts, fruits, seaweed, or fish roe (fish eggs).
Depending on how you serve it and the portion size, this is a very healthy dish! Watch your carbohydrates by making choices such as riced cauliflower or a complex carbohydrate such as quinoa. Add healthy fats such as avocado and light with lots of vegetables!
As with most things sushi bowls are quite good for you, but it all depends on what you add to it. Traditionally a sushi bowl will have a carbohydrate such as rice, fresh fish, vegetables, and some other toppings.
Once assembled, this sushi bowl will not keep longer than a day as the vegetables become soggy and soak into the rice.
It is best to prepare all the ingredients for this sushi bowl in advance but don't assemble until you are ready to eat. The individually prepped ingredients will keep up to 2 or 3 days.
✔️ More Salmon Recipes
Some more delicious salmon recipes you might want to check out:
- Air Fryer Salmon Patties (Keto Low Carb)
- Grilled Salmon
- Pistachio Crusted Salmon
- Smoked Salmon Frittata Recipe
- Baked Salmon with Mayo and Parmesan Herb Crust
If you tried this Smoked Salmon Rice Bowl, let me know! I'd love for you to come back and give the recipe a star rating and/or a review in the comments! 🙂 Let's stay connected, so please share photos of your creations with me and others on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest!
Smoked Salmon Sushi Bowl
- 4 cups prepared and cooled rice or riced cauliflower
- 12 ounces cold-smoked thin-sliced smoked salmon
- 2 avocado (sliced)
- 1 cup watercress
- 1 cup cucumber (peeled, seeded, and diced)
- ½ cup scallions (sliced)
- 4 sheets sushi seaweed snacks
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- yum yum sauce, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger (optional)
- Prepare rice or riced cauliflower according to recipe or package instructions. Let the rice cool before assembling your bowl.
- Divide rice between four bowls.
- Roll salmon slices and place on top of rice. Continue by layering watercress, avocado, cucumber, scallions, seaweed slices, and any additional garnishes that you like.
- Top with soy sauce or any other sauce that you enjoy with your sushi.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- VARIATIONS: use any toppings or vegetables that you like.
- TOP TIPS: Prep all vegetables and prepare and cool rice or cauliflower ahead of time. Do not assemble your bowl until ready to eat.
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: serve with soy sauce (coconut aminos or tamari sauce) or this healthy yum yum sauce.
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