Air Fryer Sriracha Salmon Fried Rice Dinner

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This air fryer sriracha salmon is spicy and juicy and it sits on top of crispy fried rice. The whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes.

This air fryer sriracha salmon is spicy and juicy and it sits on top of crispy fried rice. The whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes. 

I’ve made Instant Pot dinners, air fryer chicken dinners, and now I have this air fryer salmon dinner for you to hack your weeknight meals with. There’s something about not turning on the oven that just speaks to me.

This year, I’ve fallen in love with easy meals that require less cleanup because it means more time with my kids. I like to make fajitas in the air fryer, or just simple chicken and rice with vegetables in the Instant Pot.

I promise I’m not usually a gadget person, but the air fryer gets things so crispy. On nights when I bring home a nice, thick piece of wild caught salmon, I usually just cook it in the air fryer and whip up a few easy sides. But then I thought, “why don’t I make a whole meal with salmon in the air fryer”.

To make the fried rice, you just take cooked rice and frozen, mixed vegetables and throw them in the bottom of the air fryer with some seasoning and soy sauce.  After 5-6 minutes, it gets nice and crispy. Dump it out in a bowl and slide the salmon, which gets covered with sriracha, soy, and honey, into the air fryer and cook until crispy.

That’s it! I promise it’s going to save your life (and your tastebuds).

 

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Air Fryer Sriracha Salmon Fried Rice Dinner


  • Author: Allie McDonald
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

This air fryer sriracha salmon is spicy and juicy and it sits on top of crispy fried rice. The whole meal comes together in less than 30 minutes.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 12oz. bag frozen, mixed vegetables
  • 3 tsp. soy sauce, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. salmon fillet
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 lime, juiced

Instructions

  1. Pour the rice, mixed vegetables, 2 teaspoons of the soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper into the bottom of your air fryer tray.
  2. Slide into the air fryer and turn the air fryer to 360F for 5-6 minutes. When the rice is crispy, pour the contents into a bowl.
  3. Lay the salmon into the bottom of the air fryer tray and brush with the remaining soy sauce, sriracha, honey, and lime juice.
  4. Set the tray back into the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes, or until the skin is crispy.
  5. Serve the salmon over the rice.