Have you ever found yourself with leftover salmon and wondered what the heck to do with it? Well I have! And although I'm a huge fan of leftovers, leftover fish is not at the top of my list. This fried rice totally changed that for me. It is the perfect way to repurpose leftover salmon and give it new, delicious life. I originally made this to use up leftovers of my Gochujang Salmon Bites. Now I just make the bites so that I can make the fried rice! It is that good. Give this Salmon Fried Rice recipe a try and see why my family can't get enough.
Fried Rice - my comfort food
One of my all-time favorite comfort foods is fried rice. Not just any fried rice though, my dad's fried rice. Boy do I miss it and him. Luckily, I helped him make it so many times that I can now make a pretty great version myself. It is now one of my son's favorite meals which makes my sentimental old heart really happy.
Like most of my dad's recipes it was always a little different, but it followed the same "rules." He always used cold, leftover rice - please do not try to make this with freshly cooked rice - and any kind of leftover meat that was kicking around in the fridge, but most often pork. Always eggs. A variety of veggies depending on what he had, but usually a little shredded cabbage and carrot, always onion and garlic, and a few frozen peas tossed in at the end. One of his funniest rules I never understood until I was older was the resting period. He would always turn the heat off, put a lid on the pan, and let the rice "rest" for about 10 minutes before we were allowed to dig in. This was torture to me because I just wanted to eat! But now I do the same thing and, in turn, torture my children.
Make it extra fancy with some green onion curls
Simply take spring onions and make very thin slices, lengthwise and place in a dish with ice water. After about 10 minutes you will have pretty little swirls!
I hope you'll give this Salmon Fried Rice recipe a try!
Feel free to make it super easy by grabbing some prepared salmon at your favorite grocery store. But I highly encourage you to try the inspiration behind this recipe: Gochujang Salmon Bites with Spicy Kimchi MayoPrint