Broiled Salmon on Rice With Broccoli


This salmon recipe will win over even the pickiest eaters. File it under "easy and healthy weeknight dinner."

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 serves

Salmon and rice is one of those classic combinations, but this one serves up a few twists. First, the salmon is broiled. The quick cooking time means buttery, flaky results and no fishy smell in the kitchen.

During the last couple of minutes of broiling the salmon, brush it with a glaze of brown sugar and low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari). The sweet-salty sauce starts to caramelize on top of each fillet—with sliced red onions cooking alongside—turning them irresistibly sticky and slightly crisp.

As for the rice, add fresh broccoli florets to the pot during the last 3 minutes of cooking, which lends a pop of color, nutrients, and flavor to the plain white grain. Also, you'll save a pot by cooking the rice and veggie together, making cleanup faster: one more reason to pull out this recipe on your next busy weeknight.


  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice

  • 1 head broccoli, florets only, chopped (about 2 cups)

  • 4 pieces skinless salmon fillet (1¼ pounds total)

  • 1 large red onion, cut into ¼ inch-thick wedges

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine sugar and soy sauce, and then set aside.

  2. Cook rice according to package directions, and then stir in broccoli during the last 3 minutes.

  3. Remove the rice and broccoli from heat, let stand until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes, and then fluff with a fork.

  4. Meanwhile, place the salmon and onion on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with oil, and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

  5. Broil until the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, spoon half the soy sauce glaze over the fish.

  6. Serve the salmon, onion, and broccoli-rice mixture with the remaining glaze.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

497 Calories
11g Fat
60g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 38g
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 4mg 22%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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