Easy Salmon Nourish Bowl with Lemony Quinoa and Brown Rice

January 23, 2018

 

Nourish bowls have become pretty popular lately and what's not to love? Just throw all your favourite healthy, fresh ingredients into a bowl, add flavour with your seasoning of choice and you've always got a meal that will do exactly as it says; nourish your body and make your tastebuds do a little happy dance.

 

As far as I'm concerned a good nourish bowl needs the following things, 1 serve protein, at least two serves of veggies, some low GI carbs, some omega 3 fatty acids and a punch of flavour via either some herbs, spices or a delicious dressing. For me, a good squeeze of lemon juice and a shake of chilli flakes is all it needs. As long as you include these elements, you'll always have a winner. This recipe makes a great mid week meal as it takes advantage of pre cooked rice pouches and a pre packaged kaleslaw so its super quick and not too fiddly.

 

Ingredients:

 

1/2 Steamed brown rice pouch

1/2 cup dry quinoa

1 1/2 cups boiling water

1 salt reduced chicken stock cube

1 lemon

1 140g fillet Atlantic salmon, skin on

Large handful mixed salad leaves

Half 400g bag kaleslaw mix

 

Method

 

  • Prepare quinoa by placing quinoa, water, stock cube and juice & zest from half the lemon into a pot over med/high heat.

  • Bring to boil then lower heat, cover and simmer gently until all the liquid is absorbed and the grains are soft and fluffy. You may need to fluff the grains with a fork. Take off heat and set aside.

  • While quinoa is cooking, season the skin side of the salmon with a little salt, place into a hot pan skin side down and cook for 3-5 mins until the skin becomes crispy

  • Lower the heat to medium, turn and cook for a further 5 minutes until the salmon is still a little rare in the middle

  • Remove the skin, then leave the salmon fillet to rest. The salmon will continue to cook while it rests

  • Return the skin to the pan and cook 'till nice and crispy

  • Start assembling your bowls by placing the salad leaves in the bottom of each bowl

  • Arrange the quinoa, 1/2 flaked salmon fillet, brown rice, kaleslaw mix, 1/2 lemon and some of the seed mix from the kaleslaw mix sprinkled over the top. I love chilli so a shake of chilli flakes as a final flavour hit works for me but you can choose to leave this out and add some extra flavour in the form of chopped herbs.

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