This spicy salmon bowl recipe has crispy, caramelized salmon bites that are succulently moist, and tossed in a luscious sauce. Add some broccoli and rice (or cauli rice!) for a salmon rice bowl that is so good, you’ll want them every night for dinner! It’s another one of my favorite quick and easy salmon recipes, here’s all you need to know.
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Ingredients In This Salmon Bowl Recipe
This salmon bowl recipe comes together with a handful of ingredients–here’s what to gather, and some potential swaps:
- The sauce: A combination of sriracha, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, garlic and red pepper flakes are all you need. If eating low carb, brown sugar can be swapped with your favorite susbstute.
- The salmon: I prefer skinless wild caught salmon for this recipe. Feel free to use skin on salmon if you prefer for the added nutrients! I like wild caught salmon as it comes in contact with less contaminants when compared to farmed fish.
- The veggies: Roasted broccoli is my go-to when making salmon bowls, but you can roast any vegetables you want for this recipe–think asparagus and salmon, cauliflower, zucchini, etc.
- To plate: We like topping this spicy salmon over a bed of warm rice, with fresh green onions and sesame seeds for a bit of cruch.
Tweaks + Substitutes
- Try this crazy delicious but oh-so-simple salmon seasoning.
- Go totally spice free with this delicious Asian salmon marinade.
- This lemon pepper salmon is a great option, it’s another sheet pan dish, so all you’ll need to add is rice.
- Try other flavor packed recipes, like this saucy coconut salmon curry, bourbon glazed salmon, or the jerk salmon which tastes best with the pineapple salsa on top.
How to Make This Salmon Rice Bowl Low Carb + Keto
This spicy salmon bowl is just as delicious low carb as it is over a bed of rice–simply swap the rice for your favorite keto rice substitute, mine is always cauliflower rice. You can also serve it over a bed of steamed or roasted vegetables. Or over greens for a salmon salad.
How To Make Salmon Bowls
Spicy salmon rice bowls are super easy to make. Here’s how to get the best results everytime:
- Make the sauce.
- Add the salmon and toss to coat.
- Toss broccoli in oil, salt, and pepper.
- Spread onto a baking sheet.
- Bake until salmon is cooked through and broccoli is tender.
Storing, Reheating, and Freezing
Although salmon tends to taste best when enjoyed immediately (all salmon will dry out when reheated), we love to eat this spicy salmon bowl recipe cold all week long–yup, it tastes amazing still!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container, keeping the salmon, broccoli, rice, and topping separately.
- Reheat the components separately in the microwave, but you don’t have to reheat the salmon!
- I don’t recommend freezing this dish.
- Have leftovers? Consider flaking them and using them to make a salmon frittata or canned salmon salad!
More Salmon Recipes
- Parmesan Crusted Salmon
- Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs
- Salmon Foil Packets
- Crab Stuffed Salmon
- Salmon Bruschetta
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- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons avocado or vegetable oil divided
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 pound skinless salmon cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 cups broccoli florets cut into small pieces
- 1/4 teaspoon of both salt + pepper
- green onions sliced
- cilantro chopped
- sesame seeds
- 3 cups cooked rice
- Prepare the top rack of your oven so it's 8" from the bottom of the broiler, and turn broiler to high.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of avocado oil, sriracha, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Set aside 2 tablespoons of sauce. Add the salmon to the bowl and toss to coat in sauce.
- Spread salmon on half the baking sheet, making sure to drizzle extra sauce on top. Place broccoli on the other half of the baking sheet. Drizzle broccoli with remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Place in oven and broil for 4 minutes. Remove from oven, toss the broccoli, and return to the oven until the salmon is cooked through and begins to caramelize on top.
- Assemble your bowl, starting with the rice, the broccoli, then salmon on top. Drizzle with set aside sauce, then sprinkle with green onions, sesame seeds, and cilantro. Enjoy!