Friday, April 04, 2014
Meatless Fridays in Lent - Salmon Fried Rice
It may be too late for most of you to prepare this dish tonight but save up some cold rice for next Friday.
1 small piece of wild salmon (preferably) and cubed
2 cup raw rice, rinsed, cooked and cooled overnight, preferably brown)
1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
Salt and pepper
4 eggs, beaten
Prepare the rice ahead of time. Keep in refrigerator until ready to use.
One hour ahead of dinner preparation time, marinate the cubes of fresh/frozen (thawed) salmon with 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet or wok, add tablespoon healthy oil, such as olive and scramble up the eggs. Remove the eggs and fry up the cubes of salmon until brown and crusty in the leftover oil. Be careful not to move the salmon pieces around until each side is browned. Remove.
In a wok or same skillet, add another tablespoon of oil and fry the cold rice, making sure to separate all the grains. Season with approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, salt if needed, and pepper. Add to this fried rice, the thawed peas. Stir fry a couple of minutes, then add the green onions. Fry another few minutes and lastly top with the browned pieces of salmon.
Serves 4 generously.