Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Summer Salmon Over Cilantro-Lime Rice with Kale

Posted by 7 years ago 12 Comments

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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    July 15, 2010

    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 :)


    July 15, 2010

    Does he like tilapia? It would work with another fish he may like. Just a thought!


    July 15, 2010 are so smart! LOL Yes he likes tilapia and catfish. I will try it with one of those.

    Krista S.

    July 15, 2010

    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!


    July 16, 2010

    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.

    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf

    July 16, 2010

    All of it looks SO GOOD! The husband loves cilantro and lime together. I'm going to have to try this!

    Trish @IamSucceeding

    July 16, 2010

    Outstanding! I might give it a whirl!


    July 16, 2010

    This looks so healthy. You did good!


    July 16, 2010

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


    July 2, 2013

    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

    najla khaldi

    August 12, 2013

    I love it, i added walnuts to the cilantro and garlic.

    Lynette P

    October 31, 2014

    I love salmon my whole family does.will try this recipe over the weekend.Thank for this.