Thursday, March 08, 2012

Miso Salmon with Brown Rice Chickpea Salad



The title of the post almost sounds like it is from an organic cafe restaurant isn't it? In all honesty, I am surprised that I have taken so well in reducing and even at one point, cutting back all carbs (including fruits). The results so far, I can assure you, is worth it! Like what hubby once said "happy wife=happy life"

Coming back to this dish, I realised that my favourite way of prepping salmon is just to pan fried it. It's simple, non complicated and retain great flavours. This time round, I had some miso paste on hand and used it to make a dressing.

This is also the first time that I cook brown rice at home. Again, hubby and I actually was surprised that we liked the nutty taste of it! My mother in law usually mix brown and white rice together when she cooks and now I know why!

Miso Salmon with Brown Rice Chickpea Salad (serves 4)
3-4 pieces of Salmon

1 cup of brown rice
1 can of chickpea
1/2 pun net of cherry tomatoes halved
1 shredded carrot
150 grams of snow pea sprouts

Dressing
2 tsp of miso paste
1 tablespoon of mirin
2 tablespoon of water
1 red chill chopped
squeeze of lemon juice

Pan fry salmon till done. Meanwhile, cook brown rice with water (around 3 cm above rice).

Make dressing by heating miso paste,water and miring and chill in a saucepan. Taste and season. Squeeze lemon juice.

Assemble salad by tossing brown rice, chickpeas, all salad leaves together. Place on plates. Place salmon on top of salad, drizzle dressing over it.


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7 comments:

noobcook said...

the salmon looks so beautiful sitting atop the salad. very healthy and deliciously wholesome meal.

Joanne said...

I love the flavor and texture of brown rice! It sounds like it pairs so perfectly well with this healthy dish!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

These days I avoid even brown rice...but actually it is healthy. This is one healthy yum dish!

tigerfish said...

I like salmon pan-fried too esp when the salmon (is skin-on) and the skin gets crispy. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Beautiful mix of colors and what a balance meal. I love it! Which reminded me I haven't had chickpea in a while, guess it's time to get some. :)

babe_kl said...

Your plating really looked like from a restaurant!

lena said...

that's a beautiful presentation and vibarnt colours! i think you must be so fit by now!!

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