Spicy Canned Salmon Rice Bowl

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This quick and easy Sushi-inspired Spicy Canned Salmon Rice Bowl makes an easy high protein, budget-friendly, 5-minute lunch, great for meal prep!

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Spicy Canned Salmon Rice Bowl

This easy Salmon Rice Bowl is fast and easy, made with just a few ingredients! Salmon salad using canned salmon is the star of the dish served over brown rice (I love frozen brown rice from Trader Joes) with diced cucumbers, sriracha, scallions, and furikake or nori. I am always trying to share new, quick lunch ideas that don’t take too much time to make. Earlier this week I posted an avocado quinoa salad as a vegetarian lunch option. Like tuna, canned salmon is a great pantry staple for protein, and it’s budget-friendly. More canned salmon recipes you may like are these Waffled Salmon Cakes, or swap the tuna for salmon in this Mayo-Less Tuna Pasta Salad.

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Salmon Rice Bowl Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for the salmon salad:

  • Salmon: I use canned wild salmon in water because it’s so convenient. If you prefer making your own or using leftover salmon, that works too.
  • Sauce: Light mayo and sriracha with a pinch of salt combine for a creamy, spicy sauce.
  • Scallions: Mix the whites of the scallions in with the salmon.

Below is everything in the rice bowl:

  • Brown Rice: To speed up this recipe, I use Trader Joe’s frozen brown rice, so the whole dish comes together in five minutes. It’s such a great timesaver! You can also make your own rice or use leftover.
  • Cucumber: I like the crunch from the Persian cucumbers and you don’t need to peel them because the skin is thin, so it’s even quicker to prep! If you want more veggies, carrots, bell peppers, and avocado would also be good.
  • Scallions: Top the salad with the greens of the scallions.
  • Furikake or Nori: Sprinkle nori or furikake over the rice bowl. Nori is dried seaweed that you can crumble over the salad. Furikake is a Japanese seasoning consisting of “sesame seeds, seaweeds, herbs, fish flakes, and salt.” You can buy it on Amazon if it’s unavailable at your local supermarket.

How to Meal Prep Salmon Salad Rice Bowl

This healthy salmon rice bowl is really easy to make. There’s very little prep if you use canned salmon and frozen rice since the scallions and cucumber are the only veggies to chop. You can double or quadruple the recipe for meal prep if you want leftovers for lunches, which will hold in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Spicy Canned Salmon Salad Rice Bowl

389 Cals 25 Protein 39 Carbs 14 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 serving
COURSE: Lunch, Meal Prep
This quick and easy Sushi-inspired Spicy Canned Salmon Rice Bowl makes a great budget-friendly, high protein lunch!


  • 1 5-ounce can skinless wild pink or red salmon, in water drained
  • 1 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha sauce, plus more for topping
  • 2 scallions, white and greens separated
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice, heated
  • ½ cup chopped cucumber, I use Persian cucumbers
  • Furikake or chopped nori and sesame seeds, for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine the salmon, mayonnaise, sriracha, scallion whites and pinch of salt and mix well.
  • In the bowl you plan to serve in, add the rice.
  • Top it with the salmon salad, chopped cucumber, furikake and scallion greens plus more sriracha if desired.



DAY 1 of High Protein Lunch Series! This is an easy, budget friendly 5 minute #lunch for 1 (or double for meal prep) See link for full recipe! 25 grams protein per bowl! #easyrecipes #skinnytaste #highproteinlunch

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Serving: 1bowl, Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 757mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g
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  1. So easy! 

  2. Made this today after eyeing it for some time. What a delightfully easy lunch to throw together! It is definitely going on the rotation! Sooooo good…..thank you for sharing!

  3. Omg this is going to be my new go to lunch recipe!!! It is soooo good!!!

  4. So easy. So good. So filling.
    Really happy to add this to my bring-your-lunch-to-work rotation!

  5. When I go to track this with the link in my WW app the light Mayo is listed as Mayo instead of light so the points are not correct. Just wanted to let you know but thank you for providing a link to the app

  6. Is this entire recipe considered one bowl? I’m wondering for food logging purposes

  7. Such a simple, delicious, quick lunch!! I bought the seasoning just for this recipe and it really makes the bowl feel special and sushi-ish 🙂 Added pickled red onions, avocado, and minced bell pepper. Will be keeping this on the lunch rotation!

  8. Made this for lunch today and it was delicious. Perfect quick and easy lunch. I’ll definitely be adding this to my rotation. 

  9. Made this tonight for myself for dinner. I used spicy chili sesame oil (from TJs) instead of sriracha because I prefer it’s taste. Also used zucchini instead of cukes cause that’s what I had. Added avocado. I mention all these changes to show how versatile this awesome recipe is! Thanks Gina!

  10. I didn’t have scallions so I left them out and added a little dried minced onion, but this was still a delicious easy meal! Good flavors and perfect amount of spice. Used a minute rice cup so it was even easier – definitely going to keep this in rotation for easy one-person meals!

  11. I love this!! It’s so good and easy to make!

  12. Gonna have to try this one! 🐟 think it’d be good with some added avocado?

  13. How do you discard the bones the in salmon?

    • My canned salmon never has bones

    • I had this same question today so I called my mom. She said just to scrape off the skin and as many of the bones as you can. The backbones are the ones you definitely want to get. It’s okay if you miss a few rib bones because they are so soft. I also heaped on sesame seeds. I hoped the crunch would keep me from noticing/being grossed out if I came across a bone – it worked.

    • If you just mash them up, you won’t notice them at all…and they add a lot of calcium!

  14. I wanted to make this today but only had shrimp and quinoa on hand. Still so good and super easy. I plan to make it as directed next week for lunch planning!

  15. This would probably be good in a wrap too.

  16. So delicious! I just made this for a quick brunch because I had all the ingredients on hand, including the TJ’s frozen brown rice. It took me just a little over 5 minutes…super easy, and soooo good! I added some avocado on top, and it was perfect! Thank you for such a quick, yummy recipeM

  17. This looks great! I want to incorporate more salmon in my diet; but being a single-person household, buying big pieces of salmon just doesn’t happen.

  18. This sounds delicious, but I’m a total lightweight when it comes to spicy- any possible siracha substitution suggestions? 😬

  19. This is really good! Great lunch option. Thank you so much.