Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice

March 5, 2010 § 1 Comment

After coming home from work, going for a run and doing a few chores around the house, I need a go-to meal that is quick, easy and nutritious – and of course yummy! After a recent trip to Costco, I have a ton of salmon filets and a bag of fresh broccoli florets that is so ridonculously big that it’s borderline crazy. In need of some recipes to use up my oversized bag of broccoli, I came across this recipe in Real Simple and it actually is really simple to make. I love salmon and I’m always looking for new ways to cook it. This is a great recipe for those who don’t have a lot of time (or patience) to make a complicated meal. Enjoy!

Ingredients
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 cup long-grain white rice
1 head broccoli (stems discarded), chopped (about 2 cups)
2 salmon filets
1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper

Directions
Heat broiler. In a bowl, combine the sugar and soy sauce; set aside.

Cook the rice according to the package directions, stirring in the broccoli during the last 3 minutes. Let stand off heat until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Meanwhile, place the salmon and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Broil, spooning half the sugar and soy sauce glaze over the salmon during the last 2 minutes of cooking, until the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the salmon and onion with the rice and the remaining glaze.

NOTE: This dish goes really well with a good Shiraz.

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