DELICIOUS Rice with Salmon & Vegetables | Quick & Healthy Recipe
We have made a ton of rice dishes here on Spain on a Fork, but this Rice with Salmon & Vegetables has to be one the most flavorful rice dishes ever. We´re talking an explosion of goodness, easy to make and done in just 40 minutes.
To make this recipe I used Spanish round rice, which is similar to arborio rice. However, you can use whatever rice you like. Though the liquid to rice ratio might be different. So make sure to check the package instructions on the rice you´re using.
What flavors this dish is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the saffron. These two spices are what give this rice dish that explosion of Spanish goodness. You can also add in a pinch of chili powder if you want a little heat.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used salmon fillets I bought frozen and thawed out. Just to make things easier and cheaper. But you can also use fresh salmon or any other type of firm fish.
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Rice with Salmon & Vegetables
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
- 2 salmon fillets 7 oz / 200 grams each
- 1 small onion
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 carrot
- 1 small zucchini
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
- 3 cups vegetable broth 710 ml
- 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
- 1 cup Spanish round rice 200 grams
- handful fresh parsley
- pinch sea salt
- dash black pepper
Finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, finely chop the carrot (peeled), finely chop the zucchini and pat dry the salmon fillets with paper towels, season them with sea salt & black pepper and cut them into bit sized pieces
Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
After 1 minute add in the pieces of salmon, mix with the olive oil and saute for 1 to 2 minutes, you don´t want to fully cook them through, just lightly brown them, then remove from the pan and set aside covered with foil paper
Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the cut vegetables, mix with the olive oil, after 3 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika, quickly mix together, then add in 2 tomatoes finely grated, season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer
Once the grated tomatoes have slightly thickened, about 3 minutes, add in 3 cups vegetable broth and 1/4 tsp saffron threads, turn up the heat to a high heat and bring to a boil, then add in 1 cup rice, give it one final mix, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat
After 10 minutes, remove the lid and add the pieces of salmon back into the pan, place the lid back on the pan and simmer for 5 minutes or until all the broth has been absorbed by the rice, then remove the pan from the heat
Using a fork gently fluff the rice, transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!
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