Fish Recipe: Cauliflower Salmon Rice with Rice Cooker – Super Easy

We all have all sorts of excuse when coming to that lazy day yet you want to have enough protein, omega-3, veggies, minerals, probiotics, something good to your body. How we wish the rice cooker can do everything for us.

Guess what, your rice cooker can do much more than that. I’m a perfect example of cooking everything in an electric rice cooker. Easy to clean up and all flavours marry together. Isn’t it the best recipe on earth or what?

cooking salmon cauliflower tomato in rice cooker

Yes, you definitely can cook everything in a rice cooker.

Tried and tasted!

Ingredients (What I have in the fridge)

  • a piece of salmon fillet,
  • cauliflowers
  • 1 ripe tomato
  • Rice
  • Spring onions

cauliflower rice with salmon tomato


Only if you have these ingredients, otherwise just salt and pepper is good enough to bring out the flavours of the salmon.

  • Kelp
  • Korean chilli paste (Gochujang) – can get from any Korean/ Asian Supermarket
  • Salt, Pepper
  • Sherry/ Cooking sake/ Chinese Rice wine (any cooking white wine basically, to get rid of any fishy smell)


This recipe is for 2 people. You can always adjust the portion for more people.

1. Prepare Rice

  1. Measure 3/4 cup of rice for 2 people.
  2. Wash rice, and add close to 1.5 cups of water to rice
  3. Rice to water ratio 1: 1.5

2. Add Cauliflowers 

Cut or just simply tear the cauliflowers into smaller pieces. On top of the rice.

Lazy way:  simply tear the cauliflowers apart hence no need to wash chopping board later 🙂

3. Add Tomatoes

Cut 1 big tomato into halves,  facing down, place on top of cauliflowers.

4. Add Salmon

Again, just wash the salmon and remove excess bones.  Don’t even have to cut it, just simply place the salmon on top of everything.

Just stack salmon, tomato, cauliflowers on top of rice.

5. Seasoning

Add salt, pepper, and add a splash of cooking wine if you have. I used Shao Xin Rice Wine. But really, anything goes. No wine? No problem!!

6. Optional Seasoning


Place a few pieces of dried kelp (mine are the smaller ones) on the rice. If you have the bigger piece kelp, just place 1. They will add a nice touch of umami flavour that complementing Salmon very well.

Tips:  I am talking about the bigger piece of kelp, which is the larger piece of seaweed. NOT the type of seaweed that you put into your Miso soup.

7. Just Press The Button

Cover the lid, press “Steam/Rice” button on your rice cooker and let them cook. See them after 30-40 min or until it’s done!


8. After Touch

After the rice cooker is finished cooking, I’ll still leave it for another 5 min before I open the lid (that will give it extra steaming time also prevents the rice from sticking at the bottom).

Then, just drizzle some sesame oil, add 2 teaspoons of Gochujang (Korean Chili Paste), remove the tomato skin and kelp, use a rice spatula, just stir everything together! Yes, everything!

You should have a pink mash of salmon tomato cauliflower rice.

9. Toppings

You can go crazy with this one!

I like to put spring onions, Japanese dried seaweed mix (those usually contains toasted sesame seeds, dried seaweed and Japanese pepper). Add some Japanese mayonnaise if that please you more! (Yes, it does please me, A Lot!)

Serve with miso soup and coffee for breakfast


You could have this for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! Yes, Asian have rice for breakfast! Serve with Miso soup, Kohi (Coffee).


That’s my breakfast for one! Thank you, rice cooker!

Appetizer: Strawberries and yoghurt

Main: Rice cooker cooked tomato cauliflower rice with salmon and kelp,

Soup: Miso Soup

Nespresso for one



Definitely a super nutritious meal! If this is not, I don’t know what is.

Let me know if you like this recipe as much as I do!

Rice cooker rocks!


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