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Salmon and Rice

I am trying to figure out how to make my pantry stretch. I have a can of salmon, canned veggies and rice.

Ideas to give it some yum?



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Nov. 30th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC)

½ cup cooked rice
2 cups salmon
2 eggs, beaten
¼ cup milk
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. grated onion, optional
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except rice together. Place ½ rice in greased mold or bread pan. Top with ½ salmon mixture. Then the rest of rice. Then the rest of salmon mixture. Set pan in pan of water and bake at 350° for 1 hour.

Nov. 30th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC)
sounds good! I was hoping for some crock pot recipes but that might work.
Nov. 30th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)
I think the reason you didn't get Crock recipes on this is that those ingredients aren't very slow-cooker friendly. Tuna and salmon break down with long cooking - ditto with rice and any kind of canned veggies.

The only veggies I cook in the crock are root (carrots and potatoes, etc). And the meats that work best would be big cuts of meat - whole chickens and hunks of beef and pork.

You might be able to do a soup or something but not one that had long cooking times.

Good luck. Maybe you already made dinner, whatever it was. Hope it turned out well.
Nov. 30th, 2005 10:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I found plenty of tuna casserole crock pot recipes. Personally my noodles turn to mush in the crock pot no matter how long or short I leave them in so I'm not sure how a tradtional one would work, which is why I opted for the rice.

I've used canned veggies in soups made in the crock pot (potatoes, carrots, green beans, lima beans and corn I think is what is in the can)

I still haven't made it. I was hoping to find some way to do it. Worst case scenario I use the oven but crock pot works so much better for me since I work at home. I can dump it all in and work all day without worrying about the kitchen

Thanks again for a more helpful reply.
Dec. 1st, 2005 03:09 pm (UTC)
Well, some of the newer healthier pastas like Barilla Plus have a much higher cooking time and don't break down the way other pastas do - you might try those in the future (if you want a tuna casserole type recipe). They also don't absorb as well as other pastas though. But they still taste pretty good.

I've never heard of any successful rice dish for long cooking. The rice disintegrates. Maybe if you use parboiled rice or even raw and didn't cook it too long, though? Especially since you work at home and can turn it off if you notice the texture going wonky.

Mostly crockpot dishes are served over rice or noodles after cooking.

I think everyone was trying to be helpful. In the past we've shared lots of non-crock ideas - especially ideas for 'frugal' chefs. Maybe there's something about those of us that use the slow-cookers that we're also watching our pennies. So they understand stretching your pantry - and were just trying to give you recipes more likely to be successful with those ingredients.
Dec. 1st, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you again. I was wrong to get all grumpy.

I'm having a similar problem finding crock pot recipes using potatoes. I can find a billion and one potato soup recipes but try to do anything with them besides add them to a stew and once again I hit a brick wall. I'm sure that some of my ideas would work but I'm so new to cooking and even newer to crockpot cooking that I don't have the confidence to just try something, after all if it flops not only is dinner ruined but money is wasted and like everyone else, we are on a tight tight budget.

For the record my husband detests salmon patties, which is something I should have mentioned in my original post. I'll probably end up dicing the potatoes and making salmon bake again.
Dec. 1st, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of potatoes in any form, so I'm no help there. I know you can bake whole potatoes in a crock. You can use them with a roast or a roast chicken. And I think that most any casserole recipe can be converted to a slowcooker by reducing the liquid and of course increasing the time.

Also, I was thinking about the rice thing. You might be able to stir in the rice about an hour or so before cooking - since you are at home.

Have you tried http://crockpot.allrecipes.com/ ?

Allrecipes is a really good site because you can read recipe reviews by readers like us.

They have an article on basics here:


Hope that helps!
Dec. 1st, 2005 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmmm...
I adore allrecipes but I have found their crock pot category quite lacking in what *I* am looking for.

Once my food budget is more than $30 a week I'm going to have some fun with that site though.
Nov. 30th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC)
I really shouldn't skim. I read "make my panties stretch".

*shakes head*
Nov. 30th, 2005 01:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Dec. 8th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
another lost comment
That skims or that read panties? :)
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:04 am (UTC)
Salmon crab-style cakes

canned salmon
2 eggs
1 tsp mustard
fresh black pepper
non-seasoned bread crumbs
fresh lemon
1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
3 tsp mayonaise
parsley flakes
celery seed

combine all ingredients and form loosely packed patties then coat outside in breadcrumbs cook in a frying pan and sear the outsides of the patties until golden brown serve over cooked rice with a home made tartar sauce

home made tartar

1 pickle finely chopped
1/2 cup mayo
3 tsp mustard
1/4 tsp white pepper
1 tsp pickle juice from jar.

combine all ingredients and fold together!
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:09 am (UTC)
That was pretty much exactly what I was going to suggest...
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
hahaha! i beat you to it~!
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
I've noticed you do that a lot! :)

(you must be a great cook... come visit anytime) ;)
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:24 am (UTC)
aww thankyou :) your comments are greatly appreciated. and remember, if you pretty much thought the exact same thing, realize that great minds do think alike!
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
Nov. 30th, 2005 03:46 pm (UTC)
make salmon patties and serve the veggies and rice on the side.
Nov. 30th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry but HELLO?! Crock pot community? Can I not get ONE idea for the crock pot?
Nov. 30th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
If you saw my comment above, I think you'll see why you didn't get that kind of idea. The ingredients would turn to mush after about an hour or so. You might try the salmon loaf above on low for a few hours, though. If it is packed in tightly, it might not disintegrate too badly.
Dec. 1st, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC)
Hey, I was wrong to take out my frustrations on you. I am sorry and if my reply caused you any distress at all, I'm doubly sorry.
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