Growing up with Japanese grandparents, fish and rice were pretty much a staple at the dinner table. Even when everyone else was eating an American-style meal, my grandmother would always prepare fish and rice for herself and my grandfather. It’s funny, as a kid, a fish and rice meal didn’t have the same appeal as fried chicken or pizza. Now that I’m older and wiser, I realize the simple meal that my grandparents ate was a better meal choice. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to steam a whole fish or cook a whole pot of rice. So in I put my thinking cap on and came up with my own version of my grandmother’s fish and rice meal – The 5-Minute Salmon Egg Rice Bowl.
How can I make a wholesome and nutritious meal in 5-minutes? It’s possible thanks to Minute® Ready to Serve Rice cups and Wild-caught Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches. Both products are conveniently packaged and measured out to the perfect single serving size, so I don’t have to worry about portion control or overeating – win! And because these items don’t need to be refrigerated, I can toss these in my purse for the perfect on-the-go lunch or snack.
Seriously, rice and fish make a great partnership. So much so, that Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea Flavored Pouches have partnered together for the “Salmon Loves Rice Sweepstakes” and to celebrate National Salmon Day. From September 25 through National Salmon Day on October 8, 2016, answer a few salmon trivia questions + use the hashtag #NationalSalmonDay on your social media platforms for a chance to win a 7-10-day Alaskan cruise and Chicken of the Sea Flavored Salmon Pouches and Minute® Ready to Serve Rice products! And to make things even more fun, a Twitter party will be held on September 27 at 11 a.m. ET and will showcase various ways to pair Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and Chicken of the Sea Flavored Pouches.
5-Minute Salmon Egg Rice Bowl
To make this 5-minute Salmon Egg Rice Bowl, I just followed the directions on the Minute® Ready to Serve Rice box and had hot rice ready in 60 seconds! Then, while the rice was in the microwave, I was able to cook the eggs and mix the Chicken of the Sea Lemon Pepper Salmon Pouch with soy sauce. Of course, if you don’t care for lemon pepper, you can substitute it with one of the other Chicken of the Sea flavored salmon pouches – barbeque, sweet and spicy, or sriracha.
Finally, 0nce all the components are ‘cooked’, I mixed them together in a bowl and topped it with roasted sesame seeds and strips of nori (dried seaweed). And in about 5 minutes, I had a complete nutritious meal!
5- Minute Salmon Egg Rice Bowl
|Prep time||3 minutes|
|Cook time||2 minutes|
|Total time||5 minutes|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Hot|
- 1 Container Minute® Ready to Serve Rice (white or brown rice)
- 1 Pouch Chicken of the Sea Wild Caught Salmon (Lemon Pepper, Sweet and Spicy, or Sriracha flavor pouches)
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1- 2 eggs (scrambled)
- salt/pepper (to taste)
- 1 stalk green onions (chopped)
- nori (cut into small strips)
- 1/8 teaspoon roasted seasame seeds
If you want to cut back on sodium, omit the soy sauce. Salad greens can also be added for a salmon egg rice salad bowl.
|Place a pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. While the pan is heating, cook a container of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice in the microwave for 60 seconds.|
|Scramble egg(s) and season with salt/pepper. Cook in heated pan and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together salmon and soy sauce. Set aside.|
|Assembly - Place the rice, eggs, and salmon all together in a bowl. Top with green onions, roasted sesame seeds, and strips of nori.|
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice.