Over the past week, a viral salmon rice bowl recipe has taken over everyone’s social media feeds. Started on TikTok by user @emilymariko, her simple but delicious recipe puts a spin on a classic salmon and rice dish.
We wanted to see if this recipe was possible to bring on a hike to enjoy on a mountaintop accompanied by a beautiful view. Here’s the recipe… and spoiler, yes, you definitely can bring the TikTok salmon rice bowl on a hike – although you’ll have to skip Mariko’s clever ice steaming technique!
Ingredients (Serves 4):
- 4 servings of pre-cooked sushi rice (serving size dependent on how hungry you are! We recommend 1 cup uncooked rice for 3-4 people)
- 3-4 hot smoked salmon fillets
- 1 Lebanese cucumber
- 2 avocados
- 8 nori seaweed sheets – you want the roasted salty ones
- Kewpie Japanese mayo
- Soy Sauce
- Dice your cucumber and avocado.
- Mush up the salmon and mix it in with the rice.
- Add a generous squeeze of Kewpie mayo, a few dashes of soy sauce and a squeeze of Sriracha to your salmon/rice mixture and mix it all together.
- Serve with the seaweed sheets, cucumber and avocado on the side.
- To eat, wrap a seaweed sheet around each ingredient with each bite – almost as if each bite is a mini sushi roll!
How To Make It More Hike Friendly
- If you want your salmon and rice to be warm (as in the original recipe), you can heat it at home, mash it up then put the mixture into a thermos to transport.
- Pack cucumber, seaweed and avocado separately. Chop these up on your hike rather than prior – avocado will get brown and cucumber will get dry.
- Decant the sauces into smaller bottles for hiking.
- If you’re out and about, it may be easier to eat this dish with a spoon rather than wrapping the seaweed… or just use your hands!!
- The original TikTok salmon rice bowl also includes a side of kimchi – you can carry this on your hike as an optional extra!