Salmon Fried Rice

by Kiran on May 30, 2014 · 22 comments

in Seafood, Stir Fry


Somehow tastes better the next day or convert it into a whole different meal. Either way, leftovers can be a delicious magic potion.

Salmon Fried Rice |

Rice has to be one of my favorite “left-over” just because the idea of fried rice thrills me immensely. And it should have similar effect on you too, after all, what’s not to like about fried rice?

Its so comforting and there’s a gazillion combo that can be made with whatever that is left in the refrigerator.

Some days calls for lazy cooking. Other days? Well…. you just cook from scratch all over again. Fun, eh?

Salmon Fried Rice |

These days, lazy cooking is definitely ruling. Throw in this-and-that, and voila! Nothing beats a huge plate of fried rice. NOT A THING. Especially when it’s made with leftover salmon.

Salmon Fried Rice |

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Makes 2 large servings


  • 2 cups of cooked day-old brown rice, cold
  • 2 fillets of fresh salmon, partially cooked & flaked*
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt + black pepper
  • 1/2 heaping cup green beans, finely diced
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 2 inch of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 heaping cup scallion (green onion), finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp roasted sesame oil
  • salt + black pepper to taste


  1. Heat a huge wok on high. In a small bowl, crack 2 eggs. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Whisk lightly.
  2. Once the wok is hot, drizzle in 1 tbsp of cooking oil, swirl it around and add whisked eggs. Scramble eggs for a few seconds and remove from wok. Set aside.
  3. In the same wok, add remainder 2 tbsp cooking oil. Once oil is hot, add chopped shallot, minced ginger+garlic and finely diced green beans. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Put a lid on and cook for one more minute or until beans are slightly charred.
  4. In a bowl, stir light soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, pinch of sugar and roasted sesame oil.
  5. Remove lid from wok and to add cold brown rice. Drizzle in prepared sauce and stir fry on high for a minute before adding scrambled eggs and partially cooked flaked salmon.
  6. Adjust seasonings with salt & black pepper to taste. Stir and remove to serve immediately.

*marinate salmon fillets with a little soy sauce to impart more flavors.


Salmon Fried Rice |

Have a great weekend, friends! Off to scour the refrigerator, in hopes for more left-over inspirations 😉

What’s your favorite “left-over” meal? Or fried rice combo?


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1 Lail | With A Spin May 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

The possibilities of leftover rice. Love the fried rice.
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2 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Lail — endless and delicious 🙂


3 Alice May 30, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Hi Kiran, I love your beautiful snaps & food as always. This reminds me if a very grown up version of Kedgeree. Your’ is much more tasty though 😉
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4 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Hi Alice! Thanks so much my dear 🙂 xo


5 sue/the view from great island May 30, 2014 at 8:34 PM

I’m loving this idea, we buy big bags of individually frozen salmon at Costco and I’m always looking for new ways to use it up!
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6 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Sue — us too!


7 Rosa May 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM

A delicious and refined tasting combo. This fried rice looks and sounds mouthwatering. I love the idea.




8 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Rosa — thanks my dear 🙂


9 Archana @ ThePerfectZest May 31, 2014 at 4:42 PM

fried rice is such a staple I almost don’t think of it as a recipe.. Mine always has a ton of veggies tossed in Tamari and hot sauce!
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10 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Archana — so true. there’s so many variations of fried rice out there. versatility can be so conveniently delicious 🙂


11 Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 31, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Summer is the time for lazy cooking and if lazy cooking is this good, I’m all about it! 😉
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12 Judit & Corina @Wine Dine daily May 31, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Love your fried rice with salmon, Kiran! What a delicious summer lunch idea 🙂
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13 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Thank you! xo


14 Caroline June 2, 2014 at 6:10 PM

So beautiful!! This sounds delicious, Kiran. 🙂
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15 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM

thanks Caroline! welcome back 🙂


16 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ June 3, 2014 at 4:40 AM

I don’t cook fish anymore but I always enjoy immensely a salmon dish when I eat out. I can say salmon is my biggest weakness! That’s where my vegetarianism shatters. Having it with rice and some greens would be even better. This is a great recipe, Kiran.
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17 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Daniela — ironically, i wasn’t digging salmon until recently 😀


18 Kitchen Belleicious June 3, 2014 at 10:06 AM

love the salmon with this. So different than what you would usually expect and it looks healthy and fresh take on fried rice
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19 Kiran June 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM

Jessica — thank you!


20 Raymund June 4, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Now this is my kind of fried rice. I can have this for weeks and never get tired of it.
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21 Amy @ Elephant Eats June 5, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Mmmm, I love fried rice. Too bad we never have any rice leftover…i’ll have to make extra next time. This looks so yummy 🙂


22 FoodGeekGraze June 28, 2015 at 8:24 AM

soy sauce, fish sauce, rice vinegar, pinch of sugar and roasted sesame oil = i really don’t do the sauce thing in my fried rice serves, but come on… you are killin’ it. fresh. brilliant. yummy. love love love 🙂


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