Somedays I win and other days not so much, the healthy eating bit is what I’m talking about. Do you have those days when you try so hard to be healthy and then you see cookies or cake and you just can’t resist. I sometimes have those moments so therefore I am trying to give away as much as my baked goods as I can. If I don’t see them I won’t eat them. Today I was pretty good, I even made us Brown Rice with Salmon for dinner. With some green beans on the side. How much healthier can it get.
Whether we like to admit it or not everything healthy doesn’t always taste delicious. I know I probably will be crucified for saying this but let’s admit, it is true to an extent? Right? It’s always the things that are not so good for us that tastes the best. Like that forbidden apple….haha!
In saying all of that this Brown Rice and Salmon was not bad at all. For something healthy we actually enjoyed it. So much so that I have made it a few times already and even Mr Fussy (my hubby) ate it and loved it. It’s a healthy but comforting dish. We also love Salmon and rice,of course, is something I grew up eating. So give me rice any day of the week.
Let me warn you this is not one of those spicy, rich rice dishes like my Indian dishes. It is a dish with minimal spice. It’s one of those meals you can just pop into a bowl and have a casual dinner in front of the TV. We all have those days don’t we. Unless you’re royalty of course and you have people waiting on you…Lol!
Brown Rice wasn’t something I cooked often. I always thought it was horrid, only because I wasn’t cooking it right. I just needed to cook it longer, if it’s tender it tastes much better. Not mushy, just cooked well. I usually add a little more water than the packet requests just to get it perfect. I like well cooked rice, no grainy rice, thank you.
Brown Rice with Salmon
- 1 cup Brown Rice cooked as per package instructions
- 2 pieces salmon weighing about 300g
- 2 tbsp olive oil or chilli oil
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 3 spring onion chopped
- 2 large cloves garlic smashed and chopped
- 2 tspn cajun seasoning
- 1/2 tspn paprika
- 1 chilli (optional)
- 1 egg
- Cut the salmon into small pieces. Rub in the Cajun seasoning and paprika and refrigerate
- Add olive oil, onion and spring onion to a large pan and cook the onion until translucent
- Add the garlic and cook for a minute
- Add the salmon to one side of the pan and cook the salmon just until it browns a little, about a minute. Crack an egg on the other side of the pan and spread it a little, like an omelette. Turn it and cook the other side. Break it into little pieces
- Mix in the rice and cook until everything heats through
- Season with salt and pepper
- Drizzle some lemon juice over and serve