Fresh-Herb Salmon with Jasmine Rice

Fresh-Herb Salmon with Jasmine Rice Recipe
Photo: James Baigrie


Makes 4 servings, with leftovers

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Other: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calcium 61 mg
Calories 627
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 52 g
Cholesterol 112 mg
Fat 26 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 3 mg
Protein 43 mg
Satfat 5 g
Sodium 1427 mg


2 1/2 cups jasmine rice
3 teaspoons kosher salt
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh chives
1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
Zest of 1 lemon
2 1/2 pounds salmon fillets, skin removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
2 scallions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced


In a large saucepan, combine the rice, 4 cups of water, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until all the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the parsley, chives, and dill. Reserve 1/3 of the herb mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for another use. Combine the rest of the herb mixture with the lemon zest and set aside.

Heat broiler. Coat the salmon fillets with the oil and season with the black pepper and the remaining salt. Broil 10 to 12 minutes, until just cooked through. Reserve 2 fillets for another use. Fluff the rice with a fork and reserve half (about 4 cups) for another use. Mix the ginger and scallions with the remaining rice. Top each salmon fillet with the fresh-herb mixture and serve with the rice.

Tip: Salmon fillets don't need to be turned to cook through. Broil 10 minutes for each inch of thickness.