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Broiled Salmon With Orzo

Yunhee Kim
Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2/3 cup orzo)
Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes. You'll need 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil for the orzo.


  • 4 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup), divided

Nutrition Information

  • calories 347
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 4 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 360 mg
  • calcium 34 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Cook orzo in a medium saucepan according to package directions, omitting salt and stirring in peas after 7 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and season with salt, to taste. Spread the salad dressing evenly over the salmon. Broil 4 inches from heat source 6–8 minutes or until opaque in center. Sprinkle half of the scallions over the salmon.

  4. Drain orzo and peas; return to same saucepan. Stir in oil and remaining scallions, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, both to taste; serve with salmon.