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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!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword ochazuke recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 992kcal


  • 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


  • 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.



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