Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowl Recipe

This Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowl recipe is the perfect low carb, protein packed, flavor filled meal and the healthiest Asian stir fry ever!

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry

These Asian Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls are EVERYTHING, especially when life gets super busy and you have almost zero free time to put together a quick/nutritious/tasty meal, but you now that that’s precisely what you need to get you through your super busy life.

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry

Why you will love this healthy Asian Cauliflower Rice Bowl recipe: 

This easy Asian-inspired cauliflower rice bowl recipe makes the perfect meal when you want something substantial but healthy on the table fast.

  • Fast
  • Easy
  • Packed with Asian flavor
  • Rich in healthy Omega-3 from the salmon
  • Protein- and fiber-rich
  • Super healthy
  • Low in carbs

I’m sure you all know about cauliflower rice at this point, so I don’t need to go on and on about its healthy, low-carb awesomeness.

Sometimes, like in this case, I like to give cauliflower rice an Asian spin by sautéing it with some garlic, scallions and rice wine vinegar.

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry

And why not take this Asian cauliflower rice bowl to the next level by topping it with organic stir fried veggies like baby bok choy and oyster mushrooms?

shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy and scallions

Wondering how to make these delicious glazed salmon cauliflower rice bowls already??

salmon filet on parchment

How to make this Asian Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice bowl recipe: 

My new favorite way to enjoy salmon – brushing it with a simple glaze made from hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic and ginger.

a bowl of hoisin glaze

Then pop the salmon into the oven and stir fry your vegetables and cauliflower rice as it cooks.

salmon with hoisin glaze in a skillet

This method is snappy, uncomplicated and SO good. Give it a try the next time you’re in need of a healthy salmon dinner in a flash. You can also portion this meal out into containers for easy weeknight dinners all week long!

glazed salmon with vegetables in a meal prep container

Can cauliflower rice be frozen? 

Yes absolutely.  I actually like to make a whole bunch of cauliflower rice at once because I am not crazy about cleaning my food processor!

To freeze cauliflower rice for meal prep, prepare some freezer bags and scoop about 2 cups of  cauliflower rice into each freezer bag. 

Press as much air out of your bag as you can and seal them up. Repeat this with the remaining cauliflower. Flatten the freezer bags and stack to freeze them in the back of your freezer.

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry

What is a good substitute for hoisin sauce?

If you don’t have any hoisin sauce on hand, try combining: 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, with 1 tablespoon molasses, 1 teaspoons soy sauce, 1 teaspoons yeast extract, and 1/2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder.


Tips and variations for making this cauliflower rice bowl recipe: 

  • Cut the cauliflower head into small florets. Try to make them even-sized to allow for more even “ricing”.
  • When making the cauliflower rice, start by placing about half of the cauliflower florets in your food processor. Pulse a few times until it resembles corse “rice” grains. Set aside in a bowl and repeat with remaining floretsDon’t overcrowd the food processor otherwise, the rice grains won’t be even. 
  • Not a fan of cauliflower rice? Use broccoli rice instead or serve the salmon over vegetable noodles. 

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry

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This post was originally published on June 11, 2016 and last updated on February 3, 2020.

hoisin glazed salmon stir fry
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Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This easy Asian Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowl recipe is the perfect low carb, protein-packed, flavor-filled meal and the healthiest stir fry ever!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian cauliflower rice bowl, cauliflower rice bowl recipe, hoisin glazed salmon recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 450 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • For the hoisin glazed salmon:
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger minced
  • 1 pound salmon portioned into 3-4 filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the cauliflower rice:
  • 1 head cauliflower any size
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil divided
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup scallions chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • Salt
  • 1 cup oyster or shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 4 stalks baby bok choy halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together hoisin, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and ginger. Season salmon with salt and pepper and place on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Brush glaze evenly onto salmon filets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until desired doneness is reached.

  2. Meanwhile, cut the head of the cauliflower into florets, trimming out the tough core. Transfer to a food processor and pulse until cauliflower is broken down to the size of couscous. Do this in batches if necessary. Alternatively, use store bought cauliflower rice.

  3. Heat one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Season with salt. Remove mushrooms from skillet and set aside. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil to the skillet Add garlic and scallions and cook for one minute. Add cauliflower and rice wine vinegar to skillet and cook for about 5-8 minutes, or until tender.

  4. Serve salmon, vegetables and cauliflower rice together in a bowl. Top with sesame seeds and additional scallions, if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Cut the cauliflower head into small florets. Try to make them even-sized to allow for more even “ricing”.
  • When making the cauliflower rice, start by placing about half of the cauliflower florets in your food processor. Pulse a few times until it resembles corse “rice” grains. Set aside in a bowl and repeat with remaining floretsDon’t overcrowd the food processor otherwise, the rice grains won’t be even. 
  • Not a fan of cauliflower rice? Use broccoli rice instead or serve the salmon over vegetable noodles. 


Healthy Hoisin Glazed Salmon Cauliflower Rice Bowls are the perfect low carb, protein packed, flavor filled meal- the healthiest stir fry ever! #mealprep #salmonrecipes #asianrecipes #cleaneating #cauliflowerrice

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  1. Kimblesnbits

    A delicious and nutritious recipe! Quick to rustle up on a weeknight. My husband and I didn’t miss traditional rice at all. Have made it twice now. Thank you!

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