Since TikTok launched, it has gifted us some incredible – and questionable – recipe ideas. Earlier this year, feta pasta was all the rage, whereas other slightly more divisive recipes such as spring roll toasties didn’t quite take off in the same way.
TikTok gives us yet another cooking trick to use.
When blogger Emily Mariko shared her “best lunch of the week” to the app, she quickly gained over 31 million views and 3.5 million likes.
The 29-year-old shared her favorite lunch dish, salmon and rice, with her 2 million followers. It was interesting that she only used one cube of ice.
Sharing the recipe on her Substack, she revealed her salmon rice bowls are made of leftover salmon and rice which is heated up in the microwave with an ice cube.
After melting the ice, she adds soy sauce and sriracha to the rice and then garnishes it with kimchi, avocado, and roasted seaweed.
People took to the comments to share their thoughts on the dish, with one person writing: “I need to try this ASAP.”
TikToker Matt Peterson, who has 5.6 million followers on the app, said he has “so many questions” but is tempted to give it a go as it looks amazing.
Another commenter said: “I literally made salmon last night just to have leftovers today to try this. It was so good!”
But why did she use an ice cube?
Many people commented to say that the moisture in the ice cube steams the rice and stops it drying out. Others report similar results using a damp paper towel to cover their rice before microwaving.
Others have uploaded videos showing their own take on the recipe:
Mariko regularly received hundreds of thousands, if not millions of views on every video.
We’ll definitely be giving some of Mariko’s recipes a go!