Keto Japanese Salmon Ochazuke

The other day, we were at our good friend’s birthday dinner when the conversation of breakfast came up.  We were discussing what our kids ate for breakfast when they mentioned their kids loves ochazuke.  The thought of even trying to make an low-carb/keto Japanese Salmon Breakfast Soup – Ochazuke didn’t even cross my mind until this conversation came up, but I’m glad it did!

Homemade keto ochazuke with keto friendly cauliflower rice topped with bonito flakes and baked salmon being scooped up with a wooden spoon.

For the people that haven’t had Japanese ochazuke before, it’s a traditional Japanese breakfast that takes the idea of pouring some Dashi mixed green tea into a bowl of rice and topping it with various toppings such as salmon, umeboshi, green onions, eggs, etc.  It’s really good but 99% of the ingredients is rice, so not great for low-carb/keto.

We took the base of an ochazuke using actual ingredients (most people use the instant version) and worked off of that.  Using real green tea packed with antioxidants and theanine, we mixed that with some Dashi and cooked it with some cauliflower rice and out came this really good low-carb/keto Japanese ochazuke!  If you’re a tea person, you replace the green tea with some genmaicha for extra added flavor!

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

And although this version does take longer to make then an ‘instant version’, I think the extra time is well worth!  It’s delicate and light making for great option for the first meal of the day!

For this one, the special ingredients you will need are Bonito Flakes, Matcha Tea Powder, Soy Sauce and optional shredded seaweed.

For the Matcha Tea Powder, you can substitute with a green tea bag (make sure it’s only green tea with no other added flavors) or genmaicha.

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

Now, let’s get making this Japanese 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
  • 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 Keto Japanese Salmon Ochazuke!

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

 

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

 

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

Keto Japanese Salmon Ochazuke

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Salmon Breakfast Soup - Ochazuke . Enjoy this traditional Japanese breakfast dish at only ~3g Net Carb/Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: keto Japanese breakfast, 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
  • 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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