Salmon Quinoa Fried Rice


Preparing wholesome healthy food need not be boring. Instead of using plain white rice, I substitute it with cooked quinoa (keen-wah) for this fried rice dish! Quinoa contains more protein, fibre and essential minerals but lower in carbohydrates and fats as compare to white rice! With added air fried salmon, scrambled eggs, fresh mushroom, carrots and french beans, its one delicious whole pot dish loaded with nutrients for the whole family. I'm using Tramontina 7" utility knife which effortless help me with all the slicing and dicing of the ingredients. Other than preboiling and chilling the cooked quinoa the day before,  this dish can be ready in less than 30mins! 


Ingredient (3 servings)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 200gm salmon
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 100gm diced carrot
  • 100gm french beans, sliced diagonally  
  • 3 fresh shiitake mushroom, diced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • black pepper to taste

Method
  1. Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse thoroughly. Fill 2 cups water into a saucepan and add in quinoa. Bring to boil and simmer over medium heat for 10 mins. Cool down and chill overnight. 
  2. Season salmon lightly with salt and pepper. Air fry at 200 deg cel for 10 mins. Cool down slightly and cut into chunks.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add in beaten eggs and cook into scramble. Remove and set aside.
  4. Heat another 1 tbsp olive oil in pan. Saute garlic and onion till fragrant. Add in diced carrot, long beans and mushroom, fry for 2 mins. 
  5. Add in salmon chunks, scrambled eggs and cooked quinoa. Toss and mix evenly till heated through. Drizzle in seasoning and mix well. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

More interesting recipes that I've cooked/baked using quinoa :

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2016/03/mango-blueberries-quinoa-salad.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2015/07/quinoa-patties-with-broccoli-mushroom.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2014/11/blueberry-lemon-quinoa-muffins.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2014/11/japanese-quinoa-salad.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2014/11/pumpkin-oat-quinoa-granola.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2014/06/quinoa-stuffed-pumpkin.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2012/09/quinoa-cranberry-muffins.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2012/07/herby-apricot-quinoa.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2012/02/mediterranean-baked-fish-quinoa-salad.html

http://pengskitchen.blogspot.sg/2010/04/nutritious-porridge.html