Japanese Salmon Ochazuke

A warm and comforting ochazuke recipe topped with fresh salmon flakes that makes a perfect Japanese breakfast or late night hangover food!

This light and soupy dish is a Japanese staple in most households across Japan and for good reason.

It’s very easy to make and gives you a comforting taste of home!

Homemade ochazuke broth being poured over rice topped with bonito flakes and baked salmon.

What is Japanese Salmon Ochazuka?

This ochazuke is a dashi based broth combined with cauliflower rice (instead of rice), and topped with fresh salmon flakes and green onions.

It’s a food commonly eaten after a night of drinking in Japan but can also be eaten for breakfast as well.

What is Japanese dashi?

Dashi is broth made from boiling dried bonito flakes.  It is commonly used in many Japanese recipes and gives the food a savory, umami flavor.

Dashi prepared and ready to be used in making a Japanese ochazuke recipe.

Why do some ochazuke recipes use tea instead of dashi?

Traditionally, it’s made with dashi, but for ease, people started using tea to make ochazuke.  Both ways work so it depends on your preference.

Why do you use cauliflower rice for this ochazuke recipe?

Traditionally, ochazuke is made with white rice but to make this low carb friendly, I found that cauliflower rice is a great alternative and much healthier as well.

However, if you prefer traditional rice, you definitely can use do that as too!

Homemade keto ochazuke with rice topped with bonito flakes and baked salmon served in a Japanese chawan bowl.

Tips for making this Japanese ochazuke recipe?

  • If you have leftover salmon, this is the perfect way to use it up with this recipe.
  • For a shortcut, use hondashi for a quick and easy way to make dashi.
  • Microwave cauliflower rice with a little hot water instead of using a stovetop.
  • Adjust salt to taste.

Homemade ochazuke with rice topped with bonito flakes and baked salmon served in a Japanese chawan bowl being scooped with a wooden spoon.

For other Japanese breakfast recipes, look below!

Now, let’s get making this Japanese salmon ochazuke recipe!

  • Prepping Time 1M
  • Cook Time 8M
  • Total Time 9M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~3g
  • Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lbs Salmon Fillet
  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)
  • 1 Cup Dashi
  • 1/4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • Shredded Seaweed (optional)
  • 1/4 Stalk Chopped Green Onions (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Prepare Dashi.

3) Place salmon on a silicone baking mat or oiled sheet of aluminum foil.  Transfer salmon into the oven and cook at 425F for 8 minutes.   Once baked, use a spoon to break into smaller chunks and set aside.  Note – if you prefer, you can lightly salt the salmon prior to baking.

 

4) In a stove top pot, add enough water to cover cauliflower rice.  Bring water to boil and add cauliflower rice on medium heat.  Cook for 4 minutes or until desired ‘soft’ texture is attained.   Strain the water and transfer cooked cauliflower rice to a serving bowl.  Note – you can also use a microwave for 2-3 minutes instead.

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5) In a stove top pot, add Dashi, salt and Soy Sauce and bring to boil.   Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer and set aside.

6) Top cauliflower rice with salmon chunks, Bonito Flakes , optional seaweed and green onions.  Finally, pour dashi base over cauliflower rice and enjoy hot!  Note – adjust flavor with salt as needed.

Hope you enjoy your Japanese Salmon Ochazuke!

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Homemade ochazuke broth being poured over rice topped with bonito flakes and baked salmon.

Japanese Salmon Ochazuke

A warm and comforting ochazuke recipe topped with fresh salmon flakes that makes a perfect Japanese inspired breakfast or late night hangover food!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: ochazuke recipe
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Servings: 1
Print Recipe
Calories: 992kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lbs Salmon Fillet
  • 1 Cup Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 1 Cup Dashi
  • 1/4 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Bonito Flakes
  • Shredded Seaweed optional
  • 1/4 Stalk Chopped Green Onions optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Prepare Dashi.
  • Place salmon on a silicone baking mat or oiled sheet of aluminum foil. Transfer salmon into the oven and cook at 425F for 8 minutes. Once baked, use a spoon to break into smaller chunks and set aside. Note - if you prefer, you can lightly salt the salmon prior to baking.
  • In a stove top pot, add enough water to cover cauliflower rice. Bring water to boil and add cauliflower rice on medium heat. Cook for 4 minutes or until desired 'soft' texture is attained. Strain the water and transfer cooked cauliflower rice to a serving bowl. Note - you can also use a microwave for 2-3 minutes instead.
  • In a stove top pot, add Dashi, salt and Soy Sauce and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat to simmer and set aside.
  • Top cauliflower rice with salmon chunks, Bonito Flakes , optional seaweed and green onions. Finally, pour dashi base over cauliflower rice and enjoy hot! Note - adjust flavor with salt as needed.

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Nutrition

Calories: 992kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 183g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 221mg | Sodium: 1402mg | Potassium: 3173mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. Looks so good. I was just looking fir a ketofied ochyazuke. Thank you!

    • LowCarbingAsian

      This one is really good!! Just mix a little inspiration with creativity and you can keto almost anything – even ochazuke!

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