Poached Salmon with Quinoa and Brown Rice

Quick salmon dinner 6

No matter how talented and adventurous you are as a cook, there’s always come a time when you just don’t want to cook or just want to get it over with, so you can relax.  A simple dish always come in handy at a time like this.  That is why I ventured into making semi-home made foods.  There are so many to choose from.  If you are on a healthy diet like me, you don’t have to eat salad all the time or sacrifice taste for substance.  It can get pretty boring. You just need to be creative.  One thing I like about semi-homemade foods is they are very easy to prepare and you have a meal in no time.

Sometimes, my husband doesn’t like to eat vegetables and settles a meal with only starch and entree for dinner.  So, I always have to cook 30 minutes before he gets home, so he can have a warm dinner.  I want to serve him a meal that comes right from the pan or oven.  I don’t like to serve the food thirty minutes after it’s cooked, especially when it’s a steak and chicken.

This recipe I created is an example of something simple and healthy as well as delicious; not to mention a very satisfying meal. It’s full of flavor and nutrients.  Quinoa and salmon are very good for you. You can read up about the benefits of salmon and quinoa on the web. You will find so many health benefits that you probably would not even thought of.

You can add steamed broccoli or a simple salad if you prefer.

This recipe is ready in  30 minutes or less.  All you need is 4 to 6 oz. salmon (sockeye), lemon, spices, water, oil, and quinoa and brown rice.  That’s it!

ImageFollow the directions on the box to cook the brown rice and quinoa. Meanwhile, prepare the salmon.

ImageSeason salmon with roasted garlic herb seasoning and N’Orleans cajun seasoning. Set aside.  Heat the skillet over medium heat and coat with 2 tablespoons olive oil when hot.

ImageSear salmon until opaque.

ImageTurn over to the other side. Add 1/4  to 1/2 cup of water.


Cover and let cook until salmon turn opaque in color.  Arrange brown rice with quinoa on a plate.  Squeeze lemon juice over fish and garnish with a slice of lemon. Serve warm.

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2 thoughts on “Poached Salmon with Quinoa and Brown Rice

  1. Pingback: What’s Cooking – Oven Poached Salmon in white wine | Bark Time = everything and nothing

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