Fried rice is a staple in Asian culture. It can be made with many different ingredients: chicken, pork, beef, and the list goes on. I decided to make a new variation with seafood. I had salmon and shrimp I needed to use so I decided to make seafood fried rice. It's the perfect combination of taste and nutrition.
Step 1: Ingredients
- A fillet of salmon
- 10 medium sized shrimp
- A stalk of celery
- A couple slices of bell pepper
- Half a carrot
- 1 1/4 of uncooked rice
- 2 cups of water
- Olive oil
- 1 egg (optional)
Step 2: Prepare and Cook the Rice
Pour the rice into a separate bowl and add water (this doesn't need to be measured since this is for washing the rice only. Stir the rice around several times and pour out the water. Repeat for 2 more times. After, add the 2 cups of water to the washed rice and pour the mixture into the rice cooker. Usually it takes around 30 minutes for the rice to cook.
Step 3: Preparing the Seafood
Take out the salmon and shrimp. If they are frozen, soak them in water for about 5 minutes. Chop into small pieces to be added to the rice later.
Step 4: Preparing the Vegetables
Take out all the vegetables you've gathered and chop into small pieces. This is to be added to the fried rice later. If you want the vegetables to be soft, you can boil them for a couple of minutes.
Step 5: Making the Fried Rice
Make some seasoning with salt or whatever suits your tastes. I used salt, soy sauce, and sugar. Cool down the cooked rice. While waiting for the rice to cool, heat up a saucepan to medium high with some olive oil and add the salmon and shrimp. After the seafood is cooked halfway, add the vegetables and cook for a little longer. Add the rice and seasoning. Cook for about 3 more minutes and take off the heat.
Step 6: Adding the Egg (optional)
If you want to make your fried rice extra special, you can add egg strips. To make these follow these instructions:
Beat one eggs until the egg yolk and egg white are thoroughly mixed. Turn the stove top to high and add some olive oil. Pour the egg in the spread around quickly. Flip once and when the egg is done, put on a cutting board. Cut the egg into strips and serve on top of the rice.
Step 7: Serve
Plate the rice and serve! It is a great choice for simple dinners and entertaining a large amount of people. Make some and tell me what you think!