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All Recipes, Main Dishes / August 31, 2022

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.

Rice with Salmon & Vegetables
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.

Rice with Salmon & Vegetables
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.

Rice with Salmon & Vegetables

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.

Rice with Salmon & Vegetables

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Watch the Video Below on How to Make Rice with Salmon & Vegetables

Rice with Salmon & Vegetables

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 821 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 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


  1. 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

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Using a fork gently fluff the rice, transfer into shallow bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Rice with Salmon & Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 821 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 1562mg45%
Carbohydrates 100g33%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 6800IU136%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Lee Kaplan

    If using passata instead of grating tomatoes, how much? I’m guessing 1/4-1/2 cup. Thank you.

    31 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      1/2 a cup 🙂 Much love

      31 . Aug . 2022
  2. Ramya

    cant wait to make this soon for me can i use mushrooms i never had rice with salmon and veggies before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    31 . Aug . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      31 . Aug . 2022

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