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Rice bowl with salmon, coconut, and Castello® Chilli & Ginger cream cheese

Rice bowl with salmon, coconut, and Castello® Chilli & Ginger cream cheese

2 servings

If you do not already have a rice bowl in your cooking repertoire, now is the time to add one. It is one of the easiest, most flexible, and delicious dishes you can make. And it is great for lunch as well as dinner. The colourful and flavourful bowl is brimming with goodness that will be sure to please everybody. The subtle flavour of rice makes it an ideal base for rice bowls, allowing toppings with bold flavours, seasonings, and spices to shine. The Castello® Chilli & Ginger Cream Cheese Ring adds a delicate softness and an interesting and spicy burst of flavour to the dish.

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  • 1 Castello® Chilli & Ginger Cream Cheese Ring 125
  • 200 g fresh salmon
  • 100 g jasmine rice
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconuts
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp finely chopped red chillies
  • 80 g edamame beans, blanched
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • soy

To serve:

  • fresh coriander
  • sesame seeds
  • nori seaweed


1. Cook the rice according to instructions on the package.

2. Toss the rice with the coconut, ginger, and chilli while it is still hot.

3. Place the rice in two serving bowls and add the edamame beans.

4. Brush the salmon with sriracha sauce and cut into large cubes.

5. Sear the salmon on all sides in a hot pan.

6. Add the honey. Let the salmon sear and caramelise. Remove the pan from the heat.

7. Add the honey seared salmon to the coconut rice bowls.

8. Cut Castello® Chilli and Ginger Cream Cheese Ring into bite size pieces and add them to the rice and salmon.

9. Top everything with crispy nori and serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, coriander and soy sauce.

10. Enjoy the delicious multifaceted flavours and vibrant colours of your rice bowl!

Sensory hack tip

Sensory hack tip

Add garlic to the water when you boil the rice to add extra flavour.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Top off the rice bowl with fresh herbs such as Thai basil, mint, or coriander. These can also be mixed with the other toppings or added to a dressing.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

The most time-consuming part of the recipe is to boil the rice so to save time you can boil it in advance, so it is ready when you want to make the rice bowls. Heat the rice or serve it cold. 

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

If you like the bowl concept, you might also be interested in smoothie bowls – the idea is similar, you just have fruits and berries as the base instead of rice. They are perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack.


  • How to make a rice bowl?

    A rice bowl is very easy to make. Boil the rice according to instructions on the package. Then add whatever protein and vegetables you want, for example, salmon and edamame beans. In our recipe we also add cream cheese and shredded coconut. Lastly, serve with some dressing or a garnish.

  • What goes in a rice bowl?

    You can add pretty much anything to a rice bowl. A good rule of thumb is that you need four components: rice, protein, vegetables, and a sauce or a creamy topping like the Castello® cream cheese ring with chili and ginger. Then you can adjust, replace, and play with the specific ingredients as you wish to create the perfect rice bowl for your preferences.

  • What is a rice bowl?

    A rice bowl is an easy and delicious dish that works perfectly for lunch as well as dinner. It has a base of rice and then any topping you want. Rice bowl with salmon is very popular, but other fish and meat types are also fit for use. Combine with your favourite vegetables and a sauce. Rice bowls can be prepared in advance and any leftovers can be eaten the next day.