Smoked Salmon & Spinach Fried Rice! Brunch Re-Imagined!

This one was so good we ate the real picture. That's right! This picture is only to give you an idea of the ingredients, and to give you something pretty to look at while you read the recipes. The fried rice you're gonna make is going to be so much more to for your eyes and taste buds to devour. It's easy, quick, affordable, and healthy! Plus, you can make it or brunch or dinner! Grab your wok or skillet and take a stab at it. For my low-carb folks, you can use cauliflower rice. Just remember, all rice choices must be cold and firm for this to work out. While you try your hand, I'll remake this again and try to get a picture before eating it this time.

This serves 4, generously.


  • 6 oz smoked salmon, cut into 1-inch square pieces

  • 4 cups Jasmine or Basmati Rice, cooked ahead of time and cold

  • 2 eggs, raw, unbeaten

  • 1/4 red bell pepper, sliced thinly

  • 1/2 lb. fresh baby spinach

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tsp ginger, grated (Sub: 1 1/2 tsp ginger paste, or 2 tsp ginger powder)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • Juice from 1/2 lime

  • 2 tps soy sauce

  • 1 tsp fish sauce

  • 1 TBS Chinese cooking wine (Sub: Japanese Mirin or Sherry cooking wine)

  • 1 TBS vegetable or olive oil

  • Optional – Top with fresh slice avocado, chopped green onion, and extra cilantro


  1. In small bowl, whisk together soy and fish sauces, cooking wine, and lime juice.

  2. In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat cooking oil over medium-high heat.

  3. Crack both eggs over oil, and begin to fry. Use a wooden or non-metal spatula to flip and break them up as they fry.

  4. Once the eggs is fried, broken and the bright yellow. Quickly add garlic, ginger, red peppers, and cilantro. Toss for 1 minute and move to one side of the pan.

  5. On the other side of the pan, add smoked salmon, allow it to start to cook a little, then toss with pepper, garlic and egg for 30 seconds.

  6. Add cold rice and sauce mixture, toss around for an addition 1 minute (or more) until rice is hot evenly covered/ mixed with ingredients.

  7. Remove from heat and stir in spinach.

  8. Add rice to a serving platter and top with avocado slices. Additional garnish include: lime wedges, green onion, and cilantro.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

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