Orange Salmon & Fried Rice with Mushrooms & Bok Choy

Orange Salmon & Fried Rice

with Mushrooms & Bok Choy

40 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

Our easy, crowd-pleasing recipe for fried rice is the perfect partner for seared salmon fillets, simply topped with a savory-sweet sauce of fresh orange juice and soy glaze for a bright boost of flavor. A garnish of sesame seeds is the perfect final touch, providing pleasantly crunchy texture and nutty flavor in each bite.
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ingredients
Orange Salmon & Fried Rice with Mushrooms & Bok Choy
Title
  • 4 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
  • 1 cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 1 Pasture-Raised Egg
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 15 oz Baby Bok Choy
  • 1 Navel Orange
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • ⅓ cup Soy Glaze
  • 1 Piece Ginger
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
time-saving
tips & techniques
Cook the rice
1 Cook the rice

Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce
2 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 1 tablespoon (you may have extra). Crack the egg into a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. To the bowl of orange juice, add half the soy glaze and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper.

Cook the vegetables & egg
3 Cook the vegetables & egg

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Using a spoon, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the other side, then add the beaten egg. Cook, constantly stirring the egg, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until cooked through. Stir the vegetables and egg to thoroughly combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

Finish the rice
4 Finish the rice

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cooked rice in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Turn off the heat. Carefully stir in the remaining soy glaze. Transfer to the bowl of cooked vegetables and egg; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with the foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

Cook the fish
5 Cook the fish

Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

Finish the sauce & serve your dish
6 Finish the sauce & serve your dish

To the pan of reserved fond, add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked fish over the finished rice. Top the fish with the finished sauce. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook the rice
1 Cook the rice

Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a medium pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

2 Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Cut off and discard the root ends of the bok choy; thinly slice crosswise. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the ginger; finely chop to get 1 tablespoon (you may have extra). Crack the egg into a bowl; season with salt and pepper. Beat until smooth. Halve the orange crosswise; squeeze the juice into a bowl. To the bowl of orange juice, add half the soy glaze and 2 tablespoons of water; season with salt and pepper.

Prepare the ingredients & start the sauce
Cook the vegetables & egg
3 Cook the vegetables & egg

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the chopped garlic and chopped ginger; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the sliced bok choy; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Using a spoon, move the vegetables to one side of the pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the other side, then add the beaten egg. Cook, constantly stirring the egg, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until cooked through. Stir the vegetables and egg to thoroughly combine. Transfer to a large bowl. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

4 Finish the rice

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the cooked rice in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly crispy. Turn off the heat. Carefully stir in the remaining soy glaze. Transfer to the bowl of cooked vegetables and egg; stir to combine. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover with the foil to keep warm. Rinse and wipe out the pan.

Finish the rice
Cook the fish
5 Cook the fish

Pat the fish dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until browned. Flip and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

6 Finish the sauce & serve your dish

To the pan of reserved fond, add the sauce (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook on medium-high, stirring constantly and scraping up any fond, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until slightly thickened. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the cooked fish over the finished rice. Top the fish with the finished sauce. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Finish the sauce & serve your dish
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