Salmon Fried Rice
The post is sponsored by StarKist E.V.O.O.™
We are well within the New Year and with that comes personal changes and goals that we set for ourselves. In my home one of our goals was to make smarter choices and small changes. One of the changes was to eat less red meat. We have since incorporated more chicken, fish and meatless meals into our diet and it hasn’t been as difficult as we thought it would be. We’ve definitely incorporated more fish into our meals and StarKist E.V.O.O.™ has a great variety of products that makes it easy to do so.
I love that the products are easy to use and don’t require any cooking. This makes it easy for the days when we are on the go. StarKist E.V.O.O™ Wild Caught Pink Salmon and Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil have a rich flavor with a tender texture and are great in salads and sandwiches and hot dishes like salmon fried rice. I also love that StarKist E.V.O.O™ is a good source of protein and is soy and gluten free. In addition, it’s a great product to use if you’re observing Lent and are looking for meatless options!
I’ve used them in salads, to make tuna and chickpea cakes (so good) and of course to make the humble tuna sandwich. StarKist E.V.O.O™ is packed in cold pressed extra virgin olive oil so it has a ton of flavor, so you don’t have to do much to make amazing dishes. I used the salmon to make quick homemade salmon fried rice and it was absolutely delicious. I’m all about quick meals and honestly as a mom of two young boys sometimes mealtime can be challenging, and you don’t always have a ton of time to get a meal on the table. Dishes like Salmon Fried Rice are a quick and easy way to make a meal that I know my kids will love and is ready in 30 minutes or less.
What makes this dish easy is that you start with precooked rice – it is important to always use day old cold rice when making fried rice for the best results. Most of the ingredients take just a few minutes to cook so the cooking process takes about 15 minutes! Using StarKist E.V.O.O™ Pink Salmon in Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a great addition to this dish and gives it a ton of flavor! The best part is all you have to do is open the pouch and add it directly to the rice for an easy and delicious dinner that the entire family is sure to love!
Get the Recipe Salmon Fried Rice
- Salmon Fried Rice
- 2 tbsp oil
- ¼ cup diced onion
- 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 cups precooked cold white rice
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ cup frozen green peas
- 1 pack StarKist E.V.O.O™ Wild-Caught Pink Salmon in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 scallions, chopped
- Salt to taste, optional
- In a pan over high heat, add oil. When oil is hot add onion and red bell pepper and sauté until softened, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add crushed garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, just until it’s fragrant.
- Add cold rice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, paprika and frozen green peas and mix to combine.
- Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add StarKist E.V.O.O.™ Salmon and scallions and stir. Cook for an additional minute.
- Remove from heat and serve immediately.