Everything Bagel Salmon Crispy Nigiri

For a unique and tasty twist on traditional sushi, explore our Everything Bagel Salmon Crispy Nigiri. This delightful dish layers smooth cream cheese and succulent salmon on crispy, toasted rice, perfectly seasoned with everything bagel spice for a fusion of flavors that’s sure to impress.

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Everything Bagel Salmon Crispy Nigiri

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 Minute® Sticky Rice Cup
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 4 pieces smoked salmon
  • Everything bagel seasoning (for garnish)


  • Step 1

  • Preheat air fryer to 390F. Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Divide rice into 4 hand formed oval shaped mounds. Brush each with oil.

    Step 3

  • Place into the air fryer for 5 minutes or until slightly golden.

    Step 4

  • Divide the cream cheese evenly and spread on top of each piece of rice.

    Step 5

  • Lay the slices of salmon on top. Sprinkle with seasoning and serve.

    Recipe Tip

    For a perfect dipping sauce, combine ¼ cup sour cream, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped capers.

A Sushi-Inspired Delight

Elevate your sushi nights with our innovative Everything Bagel Salmon Crispy Nigiri, a creative take on traditional Japanese nigiri. This dish features our Sticky Rice Cups, which provide the perfect sticky base to hold the toppings securely. The unique twist comes from the classic everything bagel seasoning, which adds a savory depth to the lightly toasted, oil-brushed rice. Completed with a layer of smooth cream cheese and thinly sliced salmon, each bite delivers a symphony of flavors and textures, blending the comforts of American breakfast favorites with the elegance of Japanese cuisine.

If you’re looking for a dish that’s as fun to prepare as it is to eat, this crispy nigiri is the perfect choice. It’s quick enough for a weeknight, yet impressive enough for entertaining guests. The Sticky Rice Cups make preparation a breeze, ensuring perfect sticky rice without the hassle, allowing you more time to enjoy the assembly and the eating.

Perfect Pairings and Variations

To further enhance your Everything Bagel Salmon Crispy Nigiri experience, consider these delightful additions:

  • Cucumber Salad: A simple side of thinly sliced cucumbers dressed with vinegar offers a refreshing contrast.
  • Edamame: Serve steamed and lightly salted for a healthy, palate-cleansing side.
  • Seaweed Salad: Its vibrant taste and texture complement the creamy and crisp elements of the nigiri.
  • Miso Soup: Start with this warm, soothing soup to settle into the meal.
  • Pickled Ginger: Cleanse your palate between bites with this zesty, sweet condiment.

This recipe not only brings a novel approach to traditional sushi, but also showcases the versatility of our Sticky Rice Cups, transforming a simple meal into a gourmet experience with minimal effort. Enjoy crafting this delightful dish, and let every bite take you on a culinary journey.

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