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Salmon Crispy Rice Nobu Style 🔥 I like torching the salmon slightly (aburi style?) and it is heavenly!

Recipe Tip For Torched Salmon Crispy Rice

-Always use sushi rice (you can find it as: calrose, japonica, japanese sushi rice or california sushi rice).
-Rice cooker yields the best results.
-Pack the rice pretty tightly before freezing.
-Once it is in the oil, don’t touch the rice until ready to turn. Very important step!

Torched Salmon Crispy Rice

By Nadia Aidi
Salmon Crispy Rice Nobu Style 🔥 I like torching the salmon slightly (aburi style?) and it is heavenly!


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 kombu strip, optional but recommended
  • 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp cane sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Avocado oil
  • 10 oz sushi grade salmon
  • 3 tbsp japanese mayo
  • 1 tsp tamari
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 chopped serrano
  • 1 scallion, green part


  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp salsa macha
  • 1/2 orange
  • 3 tbsp tamari


  • Wash your rice well. Add the rice, water, kombu if using and pinch of salt to your rice cooker.
  • Mix the 1 tbsp sugar and rice vinegar.
  • Add in the seasoned rice to the rice and mix well.
  • Place parchment paper onto a container and add in the rice, press to pack pretty tightly.
  • Place in freezer for about 2 hrs. The idea is for it to be pretty hard but not frozen solid.
  • Chop your salmon really small.
  • Add to a bowl with the mayo, chopped serrano, scallions, 1/2 tsp sugar, sriracha and sesame oil.
  • Mix together the stuff for the sauce.
  • Slice the rice into squares, wet the blade of your knife between cuts to ensure clean cuts!
  • Preheat a pan with avocado oil, about 1 1/4 inch of oil. Once the wooden spoon bubbles its ready.
  • Place the rice, far enough from each other so they don’t touch.
  • Fry on medium high for 9-11 min or until edges start to look pretty golden brown. Flip and cook for another 9 min or so.
  • Pipe the fish onto the rice and lightly torch. Top with serrano.


Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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