Salmon & Rice with Edamame Beans - feeding hungry boys

I try to feed my boys healthy, homemade meals as much as I can. It can seem tedious and difficult at first but once you put together some favourite meals it can be so easy, and also super satisfying knowing exactly what you are feeding your little ones. Ready prepared meals are filled with so much salt, sugar and additives, by preparing homed meals from scratch you know exactly what is being eaten by your family.

Lately, the boys have not wanted to eat salmon as much as they used to. My husband and I love fish, and we have salmon at least once a week. The boys used to love salmon too but lately have preferred fish fingers, which are a nice treat but do not have the vitamins and nutritional benefits of salmon. So I thought about ways in which I could make fish more appetising to their younger palates. Adding a little ‘sauce’ is a great way of making the fish more appetising. Also by flaking the salmon fillet over the rice, it makes it easier to eat and the kids are not scared of finding any ‘bones’ in the fish.

The sauce I use in this recipe is Teriyaki. You can also use reduced salt soya sauce, but a little drizzle of Teriyaki sauce makes this dish scrumptious.

The rice I use in this dish is ‘sushi rice,’ it is a much stickier rice which works really well with the salmon. 

Salmon is such a nutritious and tasty fish for the whole family to enjoy. I always purchase salmon fillets that are skinless and boneless to make the cooking and serving process even easier. Fatty fish like salmon is the best source of omega-3 fats, known to improve cognitive function in children, salmon also contains Vitamin D which is very important for our kids' health. 

Salmon & rice with edamame beans 

Ingredients - (makes enough for 2 hungry kids)

• 1 cup sushi rice

• 2 cups boiling water

• 2 fillets of Salmon (skinless & boneless)

• 2 cups of boiled edamame beans (I buy them frozen)

• Teriyaki sauce

• Light soya sauce

• Extra Virgin Olive oil

• Sea salt

Method -

• Firstly make the rice. Put the rice & boiling water in a pot with a lid. Add a little olive oil & salt to prevent the rice from sticking. Boil over a medium heat until all the water has been absorbed. Leave to the side.

• Now the salmon. Put the fillets on a greased baking tray. Drizzle a little oil over the fillets and sprinkle with some sea salt and a drizzle of soya sauce. Place in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 20minutes. Take out of the oven.

• While salmon is baking, boil the frozen edamame beans for 5-10mins in water until soft.

• To plate the dish up, place a few spoonfuls of the sticky rice in the middle of a plate. Take one of the fillets and flake it over the rice. Sprinkle on a generous spoonful if the edamame. Finally, drizzle over a little of the Teriyaki sauce.


So yummy, and the best way to get your kids to eat nutritiously delicious salmon!


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