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Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 3 - 4
This summery recipe has the ideal combination of slow-releasing carbs, lean protein and heart-friendly fats

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories497
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.42g
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Ingredients

  • 200g brown basmati rice
  • 200g frozen soya beans, defrosted
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 red chilli, diced, deseeded if you like
  • 4 tsp light soy sauce

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Method

  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions and 3 mins before it’s done, add the soya beans. Drain and cool under cold running water.

  2. Meanwhile, put the salmon on a plate, then microwave on High for 3 mins or until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly, remove the skin with a fork, then flake.

  3. Gently fold the cucumber, spring onions, coriander and salmon into the rice and beans. In a separate bowl, mix the lime zest and juice, chilli and soy, then pour over the rice before serving.

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Comments (16)

Cally1991's picture
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Simply beautiful! I did cook the salmon in the grill with a splash of lemon juice rather than microwaving it as the recipe suggests. Will definitely be making this again very soon.

mayasounds's picture

I would love to make this, but seriously, cooking your salmon in the microwave? How extremely lazy and unnecessary is that? I don't even have a microwave, waste of space, money, electricity and lovely nutrients.

davandsar3's picture
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Made this for our lunches, I left the seeds in the chilli and cooked the salmon in the microwave. It cooked perfectly, in fact I am tempted to always cook my salmon in this way, in stayed firm and really moist and tasty. Will definitely make again.

lmb's picture
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Really yummy! Like others have said, cooked the salmon in the oven, but with a little rosemary and lemon. Couldn't get any soya beans so substituted fresh peas, we loved the dressing on this, really flavoursome.

salr's picture
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I was pretty surprised at how tasty this is, and it's healthy!
I cooked the salmon in the oven though, with garlic and toasted sesame oil for more flavour.

soko141's picture
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Really nice filling summer salad, quick to make. I always make extra to use for lunches. Next time would double the dressing as someone else suggested, it wasnt quite enough dressing for me!

katyecooks's picture
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I was amazed at how delicious this was, really simple but so yum. I make this all the time now though I cook the salmon in foil in the oven instead of microwaving.

lilitd's picture

This was perfect! Light and yummy supper! I used wild rice instead of brown rice, and half a cucumber instead of a whole one.

katfood's picture
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this was delicious, really easy and had a lovely, zesty flavour, I was pleasantly surprised!

masarat's picture
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tasty meal enjoyed by whole family. I baked the salmon in olive with some sprigs of dill (my mum didn't think the microwave was a good idea!)

eleanormayo's picture
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Lovely combination of flavours - really fresh and the overall dish is rather unusual.

annaberty's picture
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This was healthy and fresh but slightly boring! Maybe increasing the quantity of dressing as suggested would jazz it up a bit.

ritavont33se's picture
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Gorgeous guilt-free dish. Ideal for taking into work. I cooked the Salmon on the grilled after seasoning it with a garlic & chilli grinder and then flaked it into the rice.

ally_2301's picture
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Tasty and very healthy. My boyfriend loved it and he would not normally eat brown rice. Easily adapted to use different veg and I now cook it about once a week. I used double the amount of sauce to make it more flavoursome. Cooked the salmon in a foil parcel in the oven rather than microwaving it.

jersey-jo's picture
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This was really yummy, very light and so easy to make. I was a little hesitant to microwave the salmon but it turned out fine. I swapped the brown rice for white as I have a fussy boyfriend but all in all a great, quick, easy recipe for a summers evening (and lunch the next day!)

Questions (1)

Pacca's picture

It is in so many ways wrong and unnecessary to suggest the use of microwave, right?; that should be a very last resort for those who even still own and use one... Not so 'bbcgoodfood'.
Otherwise, thanks for the recipes!

Tips (1)

hempstock's picture
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I've put some toasted sesame oil in it and it was much better that way.

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