That Viral Tofu Salmon And Rice Bowl Recipe (But Make It Vegan)

This plant-based salmon and rice bowl is packed with authentic flavors and nutritious ingredients


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Vegan tofu salmon and rice bowl on a table beside some nori sheets and chopsticks Tofu is the star of the show in this plant-based meal - Media Credit: plantbaes

This vegan take on a super popular salmon and rice bowl recipe is a perfect example of how food creators can inspire one another. We were keen to try it but weren’t so sure how to replace the salmon. That’s until we saw another recipe developer shredding tofu all over their page. It has such a good texture and works perfectly for this recipe and it might be our favourite way to eat tofu now.

This recipe is the result of how we can get so much inspo online to make everyday life tastier and healthier, and we absolutely love it! Make sure to give this one a go because it’s really a fantastic flavour combo, very nourishing and super fun to make! It’s also a great vegan lunch or dinner recipe for the warmer months, so have a spring fling or some summer-loving with a bowl of vegan salmon and rice!

Plant-based tofu salmon and rice bowl on a table beside some nori sheets and chopsticks
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Duration20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Prep Time15 mins


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 500 g extra firm tofu
  • 1 large cucumber finely sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 8 radishes sliced
  • 4 tbsp toasted sesame seed
  • 2 spring onions finely diced
  • 4 tbsp pickled ginger
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 4 nori sheets (each cut into 4)
  • ½ lime juiced
Tofu salmon marinade:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 beetroot cooked
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 nori sheets
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • Add all the tofu salmon marinade ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Using a cheese grater, shred the block of tofu. Add the tofu to a Tupperware, cover it with the marinade and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight.
  • Cook the tofu in a pan on medium heat for 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • To build a bowl, add ½ cup of rice, some tofu, cucumber, avocado, and radish. Top with toasted sesame seeds, finely diced spring onions, pickled ginger, vegan mayo and sriracha. Squeeze a little bit of lime on top.
  • You can use the nori sheets square to scoop up the delicious food or sprinkle it on top. Enjoy

Top tips for the best tofu salmon and rice bowl

If you can, stay seasonal with your veggies and buy locally sourced, to reduce the carbon footprint of your finished meal. The joy about dishes such as this one is that you can easily adapt to personal taste preferences and ingredients availability.

For a fall or winter version, why not serve with slices of baked sweet potato and hot edamame?

This recipe was republished with permission from plantbaes. Find the original recipe here.

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