Smoked Salmon & Crispy Rice Bowl Recipe

Smoked Salmon & Crispy Rice Bowl Recipe

Up your at-home brunch game with this smoked salmon & crispy rice bowl that is both impressive and easy to assemble. If you’re familiar with standard caviar service, you’ll note that this dish is composed using most all of the ingredients served alongside caviar. The only thing missing is a potato element and in its place, we’re using the crispy rice as the vehicle for delivering the other components. The result is a delicious bite that is certain to please due to all of the different flavors and textures involved.

Smoked salmon and crispy rice bowl
Smoked salmon and crispy rice bowl

This dish does not just have to be limited to brunch of course – it would be ideal most any time of day. Simple, yet luxurious, this would be the perfect meal to serve when guests are scheduled to come over. The cook time is minimal, but the end product is quite beautiful. The only detail that you’ll have to plan for is having some cooked rice from the day before ready to go in the refrigerator. Additionally, because it is a light and vibrant recipe, it won’t have you and your company feeling sluggish and overly stuffed.

Making the crispy rice is incredibly easy as long as you can nail the inversion process, which is much more simple than you may think. I serve this crispy rice alongside a myriad of other items like roasted vegetables, grilled fish and meats and in soups and tangy broths. The overall texture is quite desirable because you get the best of both worlds – crispy bits that cooked on the bottom of the pan and also soft and semi-fluffy grains.

The crispy rice
The crispy rice

As far as the salmon and the salmon roe are concerned, feel free to use your preference and/or whatever is available to you. Rollin’ Oats sells quality wild caught smoked sockeye salmon by Spence & Co. which I recommend if Rollin’ Oats is local to you. As for the salmon roe, you can find Romanoff red salmon caviar/roe on the shelves at Rollin’ Oats as well. Salmon roe works great in this bowl and is also a bit more affordable than other types of caviar. However, if you have access to other variations of caviar and are wanting to spend a bit more money, absolutely go for it.

Adding that bit of soy sauce at the end to each bowl is not necessary, but I do suggest drizzling just a touch to satisfy your tastebuds. It has a hand in rounding out the dish and adds a bit more of that umami that we all crave, in my opinion.

Smoked salmon and crispy rice bowl close up

Smoked Salmon & Crispy Rice Bowl Recipe

Abby Allen-Leach
In this brunch bowl, we have all of the ingredients for standard caviar service, but with crispy rice & smoked salmon adding main character energy.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people
Calories 530 kcal


  • 1 nonstick skillet


Jammy Eggs

  • Add enough water to a medium saucepan to cover eggs (do not put eggs in yet) and bring to a boil. Carefully lower in eggs and set a timer for 6 minutes. Prepare an ice bath for eggs in a medium bowl using lots of ice and some cold water. When time is up, remove eggs and place in ice bath for 5 minutes to stop cooking. Remove eggs from bath, discard water and ice and carefully peel eggs. Cut eggs in half and set aside until ready to assemble bowls.
    Jammy eggs cooked for six minutes

Crispy Rice

  • Combine 1 tbsp soy sauce and mirin with cooked rice. Heat a medium sized nonstick skillet half way between medium and medium-high heat and add oil. Pack rice evenly into skillet.
    Rice evenly packed in the skillet
  • Cook rice until edges begin to turn golden, 8-10 minutes. Carefully place a heatproof plate on top of skillet (topside of plate should be touching the skillet) and invert rice from skillet onto plate.
    The crispy rice

Bowl Assembly

  • To assemble bowls, spoon in some crispy rice, top with some salmon, creme fraiche, avocado, half of the eggs, fresh chives and top with a spoonful or two of salmon roe. Finish with a pinch of salt if you'd like and a another drizzle of soy sauce (use as much or as little as you'd like).
    Smoked salmon and crispy rice bowl close up
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon & Crispy Rice Bowl Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 530 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 422mg141%
Sodium 1138mg49%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 683IU14%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 530kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 36gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 422mgSodium: 1138mgPotassium: 399mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 683IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Crispy Rice, Crispy Rice Bowl, Smoked Salmon
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