With this Easy Healthy One Pan Salmon Fried Rice Recipe, all you have to do is dumb all the ingredients in a single pan and stir. It’s a quick and lazy but delicious and filling meal that you can make in just 15 minutes, from start to finish.
I’ve created a few main course recipes like an easy flavourful chicken veggies soup that requires no salt. or an easy chicken foil packet with vegetable recipe. However, even though they are simple to make, they are not perfect for when you don’t have time and just want a quick, hearty dinner. And that’s why we have this recipe!
Why should you make this one pan salmon fried rice?
- Healthy and nutritious
- Super easy to make and beginner-friendly
- Very quick – it takes only 15 minutes in total
- The only things you’ll have to wash are a chopping board and pan.
- High in protein
- a cheap dish you can make anytime
- A great way to use leftover vegetables and grains
- High in fibre and filled with healthy whole grains
Ingredients and Substitutions
Canned Salmon – Sure, you can always use cooked and cut salmon fillets, but using canned salmon can also save some money and is more accessible. I highly recommend using canned salmon in water without salt added.
Vegetables of choice – you know, the usual veggies for fried rice: celery, carrots, onion, garlic, maybe some peas or even a portion of cauliflower rice / diced cauliflower if you don’t want as much carbs. Feel free to chop up the vegetables left in your fridge, just make sure they will complement the fried rice well.
Rice/Grain of choice – white rice, jasmine rice, brown rice, quinoa, etc.
The Equipment I used for this recipe
All about canned salmon – Is it okay?
Canned salmon is a convenient, nutritious, and versatile food option that can be a part of a balanced diet. It offers the benefits of seafood in a convenient and accessible form, making it a popular choice for many individuals and families.
There are different types of canned salmon available, including wild-caught and farm-raised.
Wild-caught salmon is generally considered to have a richer flavour and be more environmentally sustainable, while farm-raised salmon may have a milder taste and potentially higher levels of contaminants. It’s important to check the labels and choose a reputable brand that aligns with your preferences and values.
How to store leftover one pan salmon fried rice
To store, let the fried rice cool down completely, and transfer it into an airtight food storage container. Store it in the fridge for up to 6 days.
To reheat, simply sautee the portion you want on a pan over medium-high heat until it is hot. Or you can also microwave it on a microwave-safe container or dish.
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Easy Healthy One Pot Salmon Fried Rice
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups celery finely chopped
- 1/2 cup carrots finely chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms chopped
- 2 cups rice of choice or quinoa
- 3 cans salmon, drained scroll up for more details
- 2 cups cauliflower diced
- 1 tsp seasonings pepper, italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, onion powder, etc.
- Chop all the veggies and put them into a large frying pan.
- Sautee over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add the canned salmon and continue mixing.
- Add quinoa and seasonings. Then continue to satuee for another minute or two until all the veggies are fully cooked and the dish is hot
- Before serving, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top for some additional flavour. Enjoy!