My toddler had salmon, broccoli, and rice for lunch the other day. I fried the salmon in olive oil. I used extra virgin olive oil to fry the fish because it's so much better for her health than vegetable oil. As usual, I steamed the broccoli for few minutes, just enough for it to get soft to chew for a little person with 11 teeth. Rice was steamed. We use jasmine rice at home. I love the aroma of it. Besides, most jasmine rice are better in quality than other kind of white rice.
Right after I handed the plate to her, she immediately grabbed a handful of rice and shoved it in her mouth. Steamed broccoli was the most popular food in the plate. Unfortunately, she didn't eat all the fried salmon. She only ate a quarter of the fish. Probably because the meat was bland. Even if I dashed a little bit of salt on top, the meat inside was tasteless. I can understand why she didn't like it as much. She had fried salmon before and she usually finished the fish. But this time, not a good day for salmon. Because I didn't want to put the fish to waste, I decided to mixed it in her dinner with other veggies such as peas, corn, and carrots. Of course with rice. She ate some of the fish, at least.