Ikura Don with Fresh Cucumber Recipe

Ikura Don with Fresh Cucumber Recipe


Feeling like a taste of Japan? Our Ikura Don with Fresh Cucumber might be just what you need. This traditional rice bowl combines the salty pop of salmon roe with the cool crunch of cucumber, creating a harmonious dish that's both simple and elegant.


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 200g ikura (salmon roe)
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Shredded nori, for garnish
  • Sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Prepare Sushi Rice
    1 Prepare Sushi Rice

    Rinse sushi rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Cook rice according to package instructions, then season with a mix of rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.

  2. Assemble the Bowl
    2 Assemble the Bowl

    In a serving bowl, spread the seasoned sushi rice. Neatly arrange thinly sliced cucumbers on top and then generously spoon ikura (salmon roe) over the rice.

  3. Garnish and Serve
    3 Garnish and Serve

    Garnish with shredded nori and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Serve immediately with soy sauce and wasabi on the side.

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