I love love love love love love love love endamame!

For the longest time, i didn’t know where to buy them, how to handle them and really, what else do you do with them apart from snacking them just like that? But more importantly, where to buy?!!

Then sometime last month, i found my answers. :)

Maameemoomoo’s Guide to Endamame!

Where to buy : NTUC, frozen section.

Cost : $2-3 (they’ve promotion from time to time for 2 packets) per packet

How to handle/cook endamame : just boil it for 5 minutes max, depending on the amount. do not over cooked, you wont want mushy beans

What to do with endamame : well, stayed tuned!

They are so good to eat that every time i cook this, my boys will fight with me for it. No, really. It’s so tasty that children love it too! – but then again, my kids love vege of all kinds so…..

The recipe calls it salad. But you know me, i like eating everything my way. Since i’m the cook, adapt adapt and adapt it is.

Plus, if Darcy sees it with so much greens in it, he’ll probably .. 1. freak out 2. make a face and spoil my day 3. eat just 5 tablespoons before calling it quits. So, to save the sole bread winner from the agony after a long hard day at work, i will usually cook the food  to the husband’s fancy. (grin, do i get a badge for being a good wifey or something ah?)

Zingy Salmon & Brown Rice

serves 3-4

200g brown rice, unpolished
200g frozen endamame, boiled and pods removed
1-2 salmon fillets
1 cucumber, diced
small bunch of spring onion and coriander, chopped
juice of 1 lime
red chili, sliced finely
4 tsp light soy sauce

Method

1. Marinate the salmon with teriyaki sauce or salt. Set aside.
2. Cook the brown rice following the pack instruction. TIPS : To save time and effort + water, i’ll throw in the endamame onto the steamer rack in the rice cooker 5 minutes before the rice is done.
3. Meanwhile, brown the salmon on a non stick pan and cook it well.  Allow to cook slightly and proceed to to flake it with fork.
4. Gently fold in the beans, cucumber, herbs and salmon into the rice. In a separate bowl, mix the lime juice, chili and light soy sauce and pour over the rice. Toss rice gently before serving.

source : GoodFood, January 2012

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Verdict : One word.. love. ;)

And the fact that this one pot meal is almost effortless, all the more i’ll cook it often, with slight adaption of course!

7 Responses to “Soy good for you! – Zingy Salmon & Brown Rice Salad”

  1. Oh I love edamame too!! Most of the time I just eat it as it is, never incorporated in any dishes lol. looks like now’s the time :)

  2. Yeah! I love this dish! Bookmarked for my next bento MAIN :p

  3. I loveeee every ingredients in this dish…Ok, I haven’t had lunch yet and my month is watering right now…Oops! ^_^

  4. Swee San + Ellena : you ladies will love this rice dish for sure. Promise!

    Orange latte : i know right! when i first laid my eyes on the recipe, i was sold, instantly!

  5. These soy beans compliments very well with Samyang Chacharoni (korean black bean sauce noodle), also available in NTUC. I also added my own homemade kimchi and strips of cold cucumber :)

  6. may : thanks for sharing. I love jjajiangmien from Korea! gonna go raid NTUC for it. ;)

  7. I never would’ve thought that’s brown rice by just looking at the photo. Lovely creation!

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