This Salmon Fried Rice is so easy to make, completely customizable and can be ready in 20 minutes or less! This healthy twist on takeout fried rice tastes amazing and it’s a meal the entire family will love!!
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Mix the sauce: In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, mirin, oyster sauce and sesame oil. Set aside.
Prepare and cook salmon: Season salmon on both sides with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large wok or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook, turning over once, until just opaque throughout, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove salmon and transfer to a plate. Flake or slice the salmon into large pieces while the eggs and vegetables cook in the next steps.
Cook the egg: Reduce heat to medium and add ½ tablespoon of oil to the pan. Add the egg and let cook, undisturbed, until just starting to set around the edges. Cook, using a spatula to gently break the eggs into large pieces, until the eggs are barely set, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer to the plate with the salmon. Set aside.
Stir-fry the vegetables: Increase heat to medium-high and add another tablespoon of oil to the pan along with the onion, carrots and cabbage. Stir fry until 4 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened and beginning to brown. Add in the garlic, ginger and season with salt and pepper. Stir fry until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer vegetables to a separate plate and set aside.
Stir-fry the quinoa: Increase heat to high and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan. Once oil is shimmering, add the quinoa and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the quinoa starts to crisp, about 5 minutes.
Add the vegetables and sauce: Reduce heat to medium. Return the cooked vegetables to the pan along with the sauce. Toss to combine. Reduce heat to low and gently fold in the salmon, eggs and scallions.
Serve: Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt, pepper and soy sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds, more scallions and drizzle with hot sauce if using. Serve immediately and enjoy!
To perfectly cook quinoa: (method from CookieandKate.com)
Recipe Serves: 4-6
Nutritional information is an approximation and based upon 4 servings.