Poke Bowl with Salmon Tartare

Poke Bowl with Salmon Tartare

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Prep Time: 20 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 50 mins

Servings: 4


  • 60 g rice vinegar
  • 35 g granulated sugar
  • 10 g salt
  • 500 g basmati rice
  • 800 g water
  • 300 g salmon fillet
  • 2 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon(s) sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chives, finely chopped
  • Lime zest, from 1 lime
  • 2 carrots
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 avocado(s)
  • 2 radishes
  • 1 lime(s)
  • 1 bunch coriander, only the leaves
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sesame seeds, black


Steamed Rice Preparation:

  1. Mix Ingredients: Put the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt into a bowl, and whisk them well until the sugar and salt are completely dissolved and the ingredients are homogenized.
  2. Set Aside: Set the bowl aside until needed.

Rice Washing and Cooking:

  1. Wash the Rice: Put the rice in another bowl, add cold water enough to cover it, and stir with your hands until the rice releases its starch and the water turns white.
  2. Repeat Washing: Discard the water from the bowl, fill the bowl again with water, and follow the same process for another 2-3 times, until the water stays clear and most of the starch is removed from the rice.
  3. Drain the Rice: Transfer the rice to a colander and set it aside for 5-10 minutes until all of the water is gone.
  4. Cook the Rice: Put the rice into a pot, add the water, place a dish towel over the pot, and put the lid on. Boil the rice over low heat, for 15 minutes, until all the water is evaporated.
  5. Rest the Rice: Remove the pot from the heat and stir the rice with a serving spoon. Cover the pot with the towel again, put the lid on, and set the pot aside for 10 minutes.

Finalizing the Rice:

  1. Mix with Vinegar: Transfer the rice to a baking pan, pour the rice vinegar mixture over it, and mix well with the spoon.
  2. Cool the Rice: Cover the pan with a wet towel and set it aside until the rice completely cools.

For the Salmon Tartare:

  1. Prepare the Salmon: Cut the salmon into cubes and put it into a bowl.
  2. Add Flavors: Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, chives, and lime zest, mix everything with a spoon, and set the bowl aside.

Assembling the Dish:

  1. Prepare Vegetables: Cut the carrots into sticks, halve the cherry tomatoes, thinly slice the avocado and radishes, and cut the lime into 8 slices.
  2. Assemble: Divide the rice into bowls and add the salmon over it, along with the veggies and fresh coriander leaves.
  3. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with a few black sesame seeds and serve.