Healthy living

Grilled salmon with brown rice salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice (from 1 cup uncooked rice)
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced (include green tops)
  • 1 medium red capsicum, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 medium yellow capsicum, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 4 x 100g salmon fillets
  • Olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 bunch bok choy, quartered
  • 1/2 cup unsalted roasted cashews (70 g, roughly chopped, to serve)

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together cooked rice, spring onions, capsicums, parsley and currants.

2. To make dressing, combine soy sauce, vinegar, honey, sesame oil and lemon juice in a cup. Pour over salad and stir through well.

3. Place a metal steamer into a large saucepan with a few centimetres of water. Add bok choy and bring to the boil. Steam with lid on for 3 minutes or until tender.

4. Meanwhile heat a griddle, barbeque grill or large non-stick frypan on high. Lightly spray each side of salmon with oil, season with pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cook salmon for 3 minutes each side until golden brown and just cooked.

5. Top rice salad with cashews then spoon onto serving plates. Add bok choy and salmon fillets; serve immediately.

Hint

  • Brown rice salad is a great side dish at barbeques. It can be pre-made and refrigerated for 3 days, but cashews are best added just before serving. For best results, add dressing to the brown rice while still warm.
  • Bok choy can be microwaved in a covered dish with a tablespoon of water on high (100%) for 2–3 minutes until just cooked.

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Information about a service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace professional advice. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified professional for answers to their questions.