Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

Zingy salmon & brown rice salad

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins


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

  • kcal497
  • fat15g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs61g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein34g
  • salt1.42g
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  • 200g brown basmati rice
  • 200g frozen soya beans, defrosted
    Soya beans

    Soya beans

    soi-yah beenz

    Soya beans and soy beans are exactly the same and the names are used interchangeably according…

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • small bunch spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    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



    The same shape, but smaller than…

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


  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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8th Jul, 2012
Lovely combination of flavours - really fresh and the overall dish is rather unusual.
29th Apr, 2012
This was healthy and fresh but slightly boring! Maybe increasing the quantity of dressing as suggested would jazz it up a bit.
27th Jul, 2011
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.
11th Jul, 2011
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.
15th Jun, 2011
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!)


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