Summer Salmon Over Cilantro-Lime Rice with Kale

I tried so hard to record myself cooking this last night but Ryan was in rare form and it just didn’t work out. :( Regardless, I wanted to share this quick idea I had for a fun salmon dinner.

The husband wasn’t too impressed with the rice but he liked the salmon. The little guy liked the rice, not the salmon. I liked both! ;)

Here’s what I did…Summer Salmon Over Cilantro-Lime Rice with Kale

  • 4 tbsp lime juice, separated
  • 1 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1 tbsp honey (21g)
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • About 1/2 lb raw kale chopped
  • 3-4 scallions diced
  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice (I use the 90 second bagged kind)
  • About 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Kosher Salt

Whisk 2 tbsp of lime juice with 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp of dried cilantro and a pinch of salt to make the marinade.

Pour the marinade over the salmon and let sit while preparing the rice.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. add the kale, 1 tbsp of the lime juice and a pinch or two of salt. Cook for about a minute until wilting.

Add the scallions, brown rice, cilantro, remaining tbsp of lime juice and another pinch of salt. Combine everything well allowing the flavors to merge.

Heat a second skillet over medium-high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cook the salmon 2-3 minutes a side depending on thickness. After the first flip pour any leftover marinade over the fillets.

Serve the salmon over the rice with another veggie on the side. I went with broccoli. One veggie all three of us can agree on. ;)

No nutritional info on this one.. it’s 2 salmon servings, 3 rice servings and my brain just can’t handle it right now. lol According to my “Roni Math” I’d count the salmon and 1/3 of the rice as 9 points.

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12 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Jan

    Looks great. I love salmon but my hubby can take it or leave it. I will try this on a night he is eating something bad :)

  2. Krista S.

    Oh my gosh, does that salmon ever look delicious! My dad is in Alaska right now fishing salmon (he’s a commercial fisherman) and I can’t wait to get my mitts on some of his catch when he comes home. Also…I just love the photo. The colors are beautiful!

  3. Sandy

    Thanks for the print tip this worked yesterday and today and I found your Black Bean and Corn Salsa, just right for tonight’s taco night.

  4. Carolyne

    I tried this salmon recipe tonight…very good! I had it with broccoli and mayo-less cole slaw rather than rice though…it was a nice cool dinner for a hot night!

  5. faro

    Hey, I love sea food and salmon is one of my fave. When I looked at this picture I was wishing you had the recepie of it and you did. Looks amazing keep posting that k you so much for such a great idea

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