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Zhongified spicy salmon meets a heart-shaped bed of waffled crispy rice, arugula, and avocado to care for those taste buds and your feels this Valentine's Day. Recipe crafted by Christine Lee (@yejiskitchenstories).

Cook time: 10 min Prep time: 10 min Serving size: 4 servings
  • 4 oz. sushi-grade salmon, diced

  • ¼ cup avocado, sliced

  • 1 cup white rice, cooked

  • 2 tbsp Zhong Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Kewpie mayo

  • 1 tablespoon furikake seasoning

  • ½ cup arugula, rinsed

  • Canola oil spray, for spraying waffle iron


In a large mixing bowl, combine the diced sushi-grade salmon, Zhong Sauce, Kewpie mayo, and furikake seasoning. Stir to combine and create a homogeneous mixture. Set it aside and allow the flavors to marry. 

Spray some canola oil on each side of the preheated waffle iron to prevent the rice from sticking. Spoon a ¼ cup of cooked white rice onto the waffle iron and cook until the rice is golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. 

Assemble your rice waffles by layering them with arugula, spicy salmon poke, and avocados. Sprinkle some toasted sesame as a garnish and enjoy!