• 4 pieces Wild Salmon
  • 1 head bok choy
  • 2 lime's juice
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp. raw ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • or Gomosio see notes
  • 1/4 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. coconut amino
  • optioinal:
  • Pure wild rice

 

Did I stump you by my description of this recipe being a paleo dish? Well, I have some great news for you!  Wild Rice is not a grain and it is actually an aquatic grass and in fact, in Asia it is consumed as a vegetable not a grain. So this Asian Salmon Stir-fry just got a 5 star paleo review!!

How did I not know this about wild rice!!??  Better late then never, I suppose it goes! I have weaned our family off of feasting on rice and rice products due to the high levels of natural occurring arsenic in rice {yes organic too}.  We have seen too many patients come back with high levels of this heavy metal in their body!

With out a doubt I have missed my brown rice on my plate and sometimes feel just meh about my dinner missing the ol’ gluten-free grain.  I am happy to report my dismay has disappeared for the delight on my dinner plate tonight declares delectable wild rice!

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I have overlooked purchasing the “pure” dark colored grass/rice in the markets because usually you see it in pilaf blends and although it is pleasant to the eye, it in the end in my mind it is regular rice with arsenic. When purchasing wild rice get the pure dark rice rather than the blends. I think if I knew all the impressive reasons why I should be eating wild rice I would have tossed it into my grocery cart pronto!

I love the flavors of Asian cuisine but it is hard to find a true clean-eating restaurant that stays clear of GMO ingredients and especially icky oils and soy products.  With this recipe you get to fancy and savor the essence of spice and everything nice!  In the picture below you can see two of my favorite condiments that I use in this recipe and keep it flavorful but healthy!

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Here are some of the reasons why you too should be chowing down on some grass!

  1.  It obviously isn’t a grain and there for is very alkaline compared to other grains which are considered acid-forming.  Eating more foods that are alkaline-forming helps to reduce inflammation in the body and is key to homeostasis.
  2. It is easy to digest and also aids in digestion due to it’s lavish amount of magnesium and fiber which as you know helps with being regular {wink}.
  3. Wild rice is higher in protein than all other rices and grains and even seeds like quinoa.  It is rich {especially compared to oats, brown rice and wheat} in amino acids, B6, folate, manganese, zinc, and iron. Also, wild rice is packed with antioxidants.
  4. Lastly, wild rice is arsenic free!
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Oh wild rice you light up my life!

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Asian Salmon & Stir-Fry {paleo, dairy & gluten free}
 
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 4 pieces Wild Salmon
  • 1 head bok choy
  • 2 lime’s juice
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 tbsp. raw ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. sesame seeds
  • or Gomosio see notes
  • ¼ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. coconut amino
  • optioinal:
  • Pure wild rice

Instructions
  1. If you are making the wild rice with this dish it does take a good 45 min. to cook.
  2. Peel garlic, ginger and cut finely placing it in a small bowl.
  3. Add sesame seeds, ½ lime juice, and 2 tbsp. of aminos into bowl.
  4. In a flat dish with sides place fish, pour garlic aminos blend on top. Set aside.
  5. Wash bok choy and cut leaves about 2 inches from stalk and chop into thick julienne bites.
  6. Place cut bok choy in a large frying pan with 2 tbsp. oil on low-medium heat.
  7. Cut onion, peel carrots and using peeler shave thin pieces into pan.
  8. Toss bok choy and vegetables with 2 tbsp. aminos, pepper and ¼ tsp. salt.
  9. Saute vegetables for a 5-8 minutes until tender and transfer to dish.
  10. In frying pan heat 2 tbsp. coconut oil on medium heat and add salmon skin up.
  11. Cook for a few minutes until a golden color and flip fish adding all the garlic & coconut amino marinade.
  12. Turn heat down. Lid will help keep the salmon tender the last few min.
  13. Place stir-fry blend and wild rice {if using} on a plate with salmon and enjoy!

Notes
For FreeDiet compliant omit, pepper, coconut aminos {unless in 2nd phase} and add extra teaspoon of sea salt and an extra lime’s juice for fish and stir-fry. Soy sauce is not considered a health food unless you use coconut amino’s {I use Coconut Secret brand}. If you have not used the condiment Gomasio by Edens you will love it on everything and especially a few dashes on the bok choy in this recipe. You can use just plain sesame seeds too if you do not have Gomasio. We are not fans of eating rice often due to the heavy amounts of natural occurring arsenic in it. However, wild rice which is actually an aquatic grass and is gluten free is a great option because it contains no arsenic. Please use wild caught fish and organic vegetables when you can.

 

With a Spoonful of Health,

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