Miso Salmon Fried Rice

Miso Salmon Fried Rice

Salmon is one of my favorite fish to consume and this dish brings me great comfort. Fried rice has always been a HUGE part of my diet. The type of fried rice I make mainly depends on what I have in the fridge at the end of the week. 

 Prep Time: 10 minutes* | Wait Time: 1 hour | 
Cook Time: 40 minutes* | Total Working Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 2-3
 * Includes rice washing and cooking time.

INGREDIENTS

Marinade
  • 8-10 ounces of salmon
  • 1 tablespoon of miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of mirin
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
Fried rice
  • 4 cups of cooked rice
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped, approximately 2/3 cups
  • 4 teaspoons of soy sauce (see note #1)
  • Dash of white pepper
Garnish and topping
  • 1 stalk of scallion, chopped
  • Fried eggs (optional)
 NOTE
  1.  Add more soy sauce to taste. I personally like how lightly seasoned the rice is as it highlights the savory and sweet taste of the marinated salmon.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, mix together miso paste, soy sauce, brown sugar, mirin, and minced garlic. Set aside. 
  2. Remove skin from salmon and set aside. Chop salmon into small bite size pieces 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch. 
  3.  Add chopped salmon into the marinade and mix well to evenly coat each salmon piece. Cover, place in fridge  and marinade for at least 1 hour. 
  4. After salmon has been marinaded for 50 minutes, heat up a large pan or wok on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of oil.
  5. Once oil is heated, pour in beaten egg. Scramble until it is almost fully cooked. Remove to a clean bowl.
  6. Add in 2 more tablespoons of oil and turn heat up to medium-high. When oil is hot, add in the salmon in a single layer and all the marinade. Cook for 45 seconds or until the bottom is nicely browned. Quickly flip the salmon so the top side is now on the bottom, let it cook for 30-45 seconds or until the bottom is nicely browned. The salmon should be thoroughly cooked now as the pieces are small. Remove the salmon and place into the bowl with egg. There may be some char on the pan due to the sugar, you can use a paper towel to wipe it off (try to avoid wiping off any remaining oil/juices from the salmon).
  7. Reduce heat to medium and add in 1 tablespoon of oil. 
  8. When oil is heated, add in chopped onions and stir fry for 1-2 minutes until lightly soften. Add in rice and soy sauce, mix until well combined.
  9. Once rice is warmed up, add the egg and salmon back in. Mix until well combined. Test taste a spoon of the rice with one piece of salmon, add more soy sauce as needed to taste.
  10.  Optional: top off with a fried egg because fried egg is always a good idea! 
  11. Garnish with scallion and serve!

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