Thyme Salmon with Maple Cayenne Brussels Sprouts and Flavored Rice

Thyme Salmon with Maple Cayenne Brussels Sprouts and Flavored Rice




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Thyme Salmon with Maple Cayenne Brussels Sprouts and Flavored Rice is a great mid-week meal. Check out the video to see how to pull this family-pleasing meal together in less than an hour!



Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place a large cookie sheet in there to warm up.

Cut the ends off the Brussels Sprouts and half them.

Toss the cut Brussels sprouts with the oil, maple syrup, salt, and cayenne.

Removed warmed sheet pan and spread the Brussels sprouts out evenly. Roast for 10 minutes.

Sprinkle the salmon filets with salt, pepper, and a dash of thyme. Set aside.

While the Brussels are still cooking, start the rice. Fill a pot with water that will cover your cup of rice by at least 3 inches. In the water, add 1 tsp of thyme, 1 tsp of minced onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil.

While waiting for the water to boil, rinse the rice a few times and let it soak in water.

By this time, your Brussels may need a toss. It should be about 10 minutes. Toss and roast another 10 minutes.

It's time to heat up a skillet or cast iron pan for your salmon. Get it to a nice hot temp but not smoking.

Once the water boils in your pot, add the rice and cook for about four minutes. Keep an eye on, and once you don't see any hard white on the grains, you are good to go. Drain, add it back to the pot with a pat of butter and pinch of salt and cover until ready to serve.

Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven and let them rest.

Time to cook the salmon. Add them to your hot skillet skin side down for about four minutes or until you see them cooking up the sides. Then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes depending on thickness.

You're done! Plate away!


  • Nutritional info is based on everything being split four-ways with 4oz of salmon per person. 

Courses Dinner

Cuisine Any

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 of the recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 533

% Daily Value

Total Fat 23 g


Total Carbohydrates 52 g


Dietary Fiber 5 g


Sugars 6 g

Protein 31 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by GreenLiteBites at