35+ Yummy Rice Bowl Recipes (Simple & Healthy)

Rice bowls are a delicious and versatile meal that can be customized to your liking. With a base of rice, you can add your favorite proteins, vegetables, and sauces to create a satisfying and flavorful dish.

Tips for making rice bowls:

  • Use your favorite rice. There are many different types of rice out there, so use the one that you like best. I love using this instant pot rice or rice cooker rice.
  • Get creative with your toppings. There are endless possibilities when it comes to toppings for rice bowls. Use your favorite vegetables, proteins, and sauces to create a dish that is uniquely yours.
  • Don’t forget the garnishes. A little bit of garnish can go a long way in making your rice bowl look and taste its best. Try adding some fresh herbs, sliced scallions, or a drizzle of sesame oil.

35+ Favorite Rice Bowl Recipes

Piece of salmon on top of rice drizzled with wasaba and sriracha mayo.
These Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls feature broiled salmon (no fear of raw fish!), wasabi sauce, and all of the fresh toppings you want. Served over rice, these deconstructed sushi bowls are perfect for both lunch and dinner and can be made in under 30-minutes!
Salmon Sushi Bowls
Overhead close up of Yumm bowl.
Learn how to make Yumm Sauce – inspired by Cafe Yumm. These vegetarian Yumm Bowls are loaded up with all the toppings and drizzled with a creamy curry & cumin spiced chickpea sauce.
Yumm Bowls
Overhead shot of fish taco bowl next to small bowls of mango salsa and avocado.
These Fish Taco Bowls with Mango Salsa & Avocado Creama make a quick and healthy weeknight dinner that's ready in under 30-minutes!
Fish Taco Bowls
Two hands holding poke bowl next to small bowl of soy sauce and chopsticks.
Learn how to make Poke Bowls at home. Made with fresh tuna, edamame, cucumber, avocado and served on rice with a delicious yuzu-soy dressing. 
Poke Bowls
Hands holding shrimp sushi bowl.
Easy homemade Shrimp Sushi Bowls feature spicy marinated shrimp, wasabi sauce, and all of the fresh toppings you want. Served together over brown rice, these deconstructed sushi bowls are perfect for both lunch and dinner!
Shrimp Sushi Bowls
Overhead shot of peanut tofu on bowl of rice.
Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls served on a bed of coconut-lime rice, with quick pickled red peppers. Perfect for easy meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner.
Spicy Peanut Tofu Bowls
Overhead close up of bowl of spicy tuna rice topped with nori and sesame seeds.
Tuna Rice is a quick and easy Hawaiian-inspired dish made with a spicy sriracha tuna mix layered over white rice. Add crunchy, umami toppings and dig into this budget-friendly and protein-packed meal that everyone will love!
Tuna Rice Bowl
Skip the takeout and make this easy beef bowls recipe instead when you’re craving Asian-inspired comfort food! They’re fast and made with simple ingredients that pack a flavorful punch.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Easy Beef Bowls
These easy shrimp and broccoli bowls are quick, healthy, and delicious! The perfect tasty weeknight meal idea.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Shrimp and Broccoli Bowls
To be honest, we’re not even sure if this gyro bowl recipe is a recipe or more of a suggested combination of delicious things. Call it whatever you want, just make sure you eat it.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Gyro Bowls
We love a good rice bowl recipe–something about the way you can have the perfect bite with each scoop just hits different. Once you make this coconut macadamia nut crusted fish, you’ll be hooked!
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Macadamia Nut Crusted Fish Rice Bowl
Healthful and delicious, this chicken and rice bowl brings together tasty ingredients for a good-for-you meal, or eaten separately in many other flavorful formats.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Rice Bowl with Turmeric Ginger Chicken
This teriyaki salmon rice bowl is served with cucumber, edamame, avocado and green onion topped with creamy sriracha mayonnaise sauce.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Teriyaki Salmon Bowls with Sriracha Cream Sauce
Tender New Zealand grass-fed beef ribeye is marinated in a flavorful miso and soy mixture and grilled to medium rare.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Miso Marinated Grilled Ribeye with Bok Choy and Rice
These kale and sweet potato brown rice bowls are topped with a delicious savory peanut sauce and packed with 18 grams of protein per serving.
Recipe: Eating Bird Food
Kale and Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowls
This crumbled tempeh is a deliciously “meaty” vegan topper for any grain bowl or salad. Quick and easy, perfect for meal prep.
Recipe: The New Baguette
Garlicky Soy Tempeh Rice Bowl
With spicy baked tofu, cilantro lime rice, roasted pepper, black beans and creamy avocado. This is the tofu burrito bowl of your dreams.
Recipe: Eat With Clarity
Baked Tofu Burrito Bowl
Delicious Coconut Rice Bowls with curried jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk and topped with tofu or your choice of protein and seasonal vegetables.
Recipe: Feasting At Home
Coconut Rice Bowls
Indian Cauliflower Bowls with chickpeas and tofu, served over fluffy basmati rice with Cilantro Mint Chutney. Vegan and Gluten free.
Recipe: Feasting At Home
Indian Cauliflower, Chickpea & Tofu Bowls
A healthy vegan Miso Mushroom Bowl with warm brown rice, spinach, healthy veggies, portobellos and Sesame Miso Ginger Dressing.
Recipe: Feasting At Home
Miso Mushroom Bowl
This healthy Taiwanese Turkey Rice bowl is a great way to use up leftover turkey or rotisserie chicken. A savory sauce adds flavor & moisture, & fried shallots are the perfect topping!
Recipe: Balance with Jess
Taiwanese Turkey Rice
Pulled pork, veggie & pineapple rice bowls loaded with smoked pulled pork, nutrient loaded brown rice, sautéed onions and sweet peppers, black beans, diced pineapple and avocado crema!
Recipe: Appetites Anonymous
Pulled Pork and Pineapple Rice Bowls
These Ground Turkey Bowls are an explosion of flavor and texture! The sweet and spicy veggie and ground turkey blend is perfect over rice!
Recipe: Chelsea's Messy Apron
Ground Turkey Bowls
Take your weeknight meals to a new level with this Chicken Shawarma Recipe. The chicken is simple to make and works great in rice bowls with your favorite toppings.
Recipe: A Cedar Spoon
Chicken Shawarma Rice Bowl
Chicken Wild Rice Bowl – tender seasoned chicken thighs with a nutty wild rice blend, roasted carrot strands, salad with beets and feta.
Recipe: Slimming Eats
Chicken Wild Rice Bowl
These Nourish Bowls with Maple Turmeric Tofu radiate cozy vibes! Fresh greens, fluffy rice, crisp tofu, & roasted veggies get drizzled in a creamy dressing.
Recipe: From My Bowl
Nourish Bowls with Maple Turmeric Tofu
Salty halloumi and sweet and fruity sultanas go amazingly well in this delicious Spinach & Halloumi Rice Bowl recipe.
Recipe: Somebody Feed Seb
Halloumi Rice Bowl
This soboro donburi has sweet savory ground beef and fluffy scrambled eggs on top of rice. Under 20 minutes recipe, gluten & dairy free.
Recipe: Plates By Nat
Beef and Egg Rice Bowl (Soboro Donburi)
Crunchy cucumbers, feta cheese, lots of fresh herbs, flaked salmon and some optional pickled fresno chilis round out this lively rice salad.
Recipe: Craving California
Salmon and Rice Salad with Garbanzo Beans, Feta and Mint
Edamame plantain bowl with sweet pan-fried plantains, protein-rich edamame beans, brown rice, chimichurri sauce & veggies—so satisfying!
Recipe: My Chef's Apron
Edamame Plantain Veggie Rice Bowl
Vegan Poke Bowl
A Vegan take on Poke; this 30 minute Vegan Poke Bowl will take you to the sands and seas of Hawaii! Plus, it is Vegan and Gluten-free.
Recipe: Herbivore Cucina
Vegan Poke Bowl
Jerk Chicken Bowl. Jamaican spiced grilled Jerk Chicken with rice, black beans, cilantro, fresh pineapple and mango, and red peppers.
Recipe: Modern Honey
Jerk Chicken Bowl
Spicy Shrimp Bowl with Melon
When you need a healthy meal, try this spicy shrimp bowl with melon! The spicy shrimp pairs perfectly with sweet and juicy melon.
Recipe: Fit Mama Real Food
Spicy Shrimp Bowl with Melon
This Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl has tangy hot sauce coating juicy chicken, along plenty of veggies and garnished with creamy feta and avocado.
Recipe: A Paige of Positivity
Buffalo Chicken Rice Bowl
This Thai Basil Beef features lean ground beef sautéed with fresh veggies covered in a sticky and delicious sweet chili sauce.
Recipe: A Paige of Positivity
Thai Basil Beef
If you’re into Greek food, you’re going to love this Falafel Bowl Recipe. Served over parmesan rice with veggies and tzatziki on top – yum!
Recipe: A Paige of Positivity
Falafel Rice Bowl

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35+ Rice Bowl Recipes to Try!

Rice bowls are delicious & versatile. With a base of rice, you can add your favorite proteins, vegetables & sauces to create a flavorful meal.These Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls feature broiled salmon, wasabi sauce, and all of the fresh toppings you want. Perfect for both lunch and dinner and can be made in under 30-minutes!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice (cooked)
  • 4 6-ounce salmon filets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil (for salmon)
  • Salt + pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 avocado (sliced)
  • 1 jalapeno (sliced)
  • Furikake or sesame seeds (for topping)

Creamy Sriracha Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Wasabi Sauce:

  • 2 Tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons wasabi paste (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Rice Seasoning:

Instructions

  • Position your oven rack to the upper third of your oven, about 6-inches from the heating element and preheat the broiler on high for about 5 minutes.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and arrange the salmon filets skin side down on the pan. Drizzle them with 2 TBSP olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Broil the salmon for 6-9 minutes until the salmon registers 135-degrees on an instant read thermometer, or it flakes easily with a fork. If it begins to brown too much, tent the salmon with a bit of foil.
  • Make the creamy sriracha by whisking together the mayonnaise, sriracha, rice vinegar, soy sauce and sesame oil in a small bowl .
  • In a second small bowl, make the wasabi sauce by whisking together the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, wasabi and sesame oil.
  • Combine the cooked rice with 1 tsp. soy sauce and 1 tsp. rice vinegar and toss to combine.

To assemble:

  • Divide the seasoned rice between bowls. Top with the salmon, cucumber, edamame, avocado and jalapeno.
  • Drizzle the wasabi and sriracha sauce over top and sprinkle with furikake or sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Notes

Feel free to swap the salmon for cooked shrimp, crab, chicken or tofu. Or, you can use raw sushi-grade salmon, tuna or yellowtail. These sushi bowls are totally customizable! 
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Nutrition

Calories: 592kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 613mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

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