3+ Ingredient
Salmon Fried Rice

3+ Ingredient Salmon Fried Rice

Salmon fried rice. So easy just 3 ingredients. Salmon. Fried. and Rice.

Actually no the middle ingredient is soy sauce.

I hope Uncle Roger doesn’t see this recipe on YouTube.

He definitely won’t approve.

But that doesn’t mean you won’t love this simple twist on the classic egg fried rice.

I always have cooked rice in the freezer and soy sauce and canned fish in the pantry so it’s a terrific pantry meal to have in your repertoire.

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3+ Ingredient Salmon Fried Rice

3+ Ingredient Salmon Fried Rice

Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 person


  • 1 medium can salmon 200g / 7oz
  • 1.5 cups cooked rice 200g / 7oz
  • 1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

PLUS ingredient

  • 2 green onions / scallions / shallots chopped optional


  1. Heat a wok or frying pan on a high heat. Add a generous glug of oil then add the rice and stir fry for a few minutes until the rice is hot.
  2. Add the drained salmon and cook until it is hot as well.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in soy sauce. Taste and add extra soy as needed.
  4. Serve hot rice topped with green onions (if using)
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Variations & Substitutions for 3+ Ingredient Salmon Fried Rice

pantry-friendly – skip the green onion.

no cooked rice – follow this recipe to make your own. Or you can buy par cooked rice in ziplock bags in the supermarket. It’s better if you allow the rice to cool completely before frying – the texture isn’t the same with freshly cooked rice. Although it will still be lovely.

vegetarian – replace salmon with eggs (recipe here) or crumbled tofu or chickpeas or lentils.

more substantial (carb lovers) – more rice!

more substantial (low carb) – use more salmon and possibly some egg as well. My boys love it with cashews and my Irishman loves his with peanuts. You can replace some of the cooked rice with cauliflower ‘rice’ (raw grated cauliflower).

hot! – add some finely chopped fresh or dried red chilli.

more veg – frozen peas are great or feel free to add any stir fry veg like snow peas, green beans, asparagus, capsicum (bell peppers).

herby – serve with mint or coriander (cilantro) leaves.

crunchy– serve with roast sunflower seeds, almonds, cashew nuts or peanuts.

different protein – eggs are the usual but you could use pre-cooked chicken or sausages instead. Actually given how much my boys love sausages and thinking that will be a good new one to try! Or stir fry some sliced chicken thigh or breast fillets, minced (ground) chicken or crumbled sausage meat in the pan first and then when it’s cooked add the rice.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

salmon / rice / soy sauce – keep them in the pantry.

green onions – skip them or keep in the fridge in a plastic bag for weeks.

Prepare Ahead

Best when freshly cooked. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for up to a week or can be frozen. To serve, fry in a little oil until everything is super hot. If you are planning to keep leftovers make sure you refrigerate them asap, preferably before you sit down to eat but no more than an hour.

3+ Ingredient
Salmon Fried Rice

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