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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Salmon Rice Salad

Where did this week go? I am back to work after having a week off for Spring Break so I have to again squeeze my blogging time in between family, home, my-time. Last week was more doing things that I put off during my busy weeks of working. Spent time with my in-laws who are down from Michigan. Of course it is during peak tourist season and spring break. We have to time it right if we want to do anything, after Easter it slows down and we can enjoy our beaches and restaurants again.

In the meanwhile we eat often at home (unless someone wants to take us out to eat) :) We usually have fish at least once a week, when I make salmon It's nice to make a little extra for bento box lunch. This recipe is a good way to use up those leftovers, and make for a nice healthy lunch. I used some left over salmon and saffron rice, added edemame because that is something I always have in the freezer, you can add what you like and have on hand.

Salmon and Rice Salad
2 olive oil (I used a garlic parmesan olive oil)
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 or 2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh)
1 teaspoon dill (I used dried)
1/2 teaspoon garlic ginger paste
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup or more cooked fresh salmon
1/2 teaspoon capers (rinsed)
1 carrot (shredded)
1/4 cup edamame (cooked and cooled)
sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

In a small bowl whisk together the first 5 ingredients until smooth. In a larger bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix well, pour the dressing over the top and mix to coat everything. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.

Now if you have some other ingredients that you would like to add of course feel free, and if you like more dressing increase the amount! As a matter of fact all the amounts are adjustable!

I was first going to make it Thai inspired with fish sauce and red chili pepper, but since the salmon was cooked with dijon I decided to go that way with the dill and dijon.

The rice, salmon and veggies never looked so good. ;) and a little different from my regular fried rice I would normally do with leftover rice.

A parent of a student I was taking care of in the clinic gave me this bottle of olive oil from the store that she runs. I was thrilled when she brought this in to me when she came to pick up her sick child. That was so nice and unexpected of her. She is Indian and we always talk of Indian food and recipes when she comes I think she knew I would appreciate the oil.

My husband doesn't care for cold salmon so I guess there is more for me! Unless someone cares to come over and join me by the pool for some lunch? Who knows what I'll put in it next time!