Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Claire Spollen
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 1/3 cup rice mixture)

A soy sauce, honey, and vinegar mixture doubles as a marinade for the salmon and a drizzle over the finished dish.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine soy sauce, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and honey in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place half of honey mixture in a bowl; reserve. Place remaining half of honey mixture and fish in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal. Refrigerate 15 minutes.

Step 2

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, radishes, and sugar in a bowl. Let stand 20 minutes; drain.

Step 3

Remove fish from marinade; discard marinade. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add fish to pan, flesh side down; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan.

Step 4

Prepare rice according to package directions. Combine radish mixture and rice in a bowl. Divide rice mixture among 4 shallow bowls; top evenly with fish. Drizzle reserved half of honey mixture evenly over fish. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


April 29, 2016
Super easy and super good.  I used skinless salmon and grilled the marinated fillets on our Traeger.  I didn't think I'd care for the radish but it was good.  Served with the recommended Orange-Sesame Snow Peas and it was a great combo.  Will definitely make again.


April 19, 2016
This was a really great recipe, however, we used regular basmati rice and would recommend making a lot more of the rice than just 8.5 oz for 4 servings. Overall a great, delicious, and visually appealing recipe. Our full reviews with pictures can be found here: 

Great weeknight meal

January 04, 2016
I added the orange-sesame snow peas to this recipe as well and really enjoyed the bowls! It comes together quick enough for a weeknight meal. For step-by-step photos and directions, visit: 

Pea pods?

December 09, 2015
They are in the picture but not on the ingredients list? When do you cook those? Or are they in with the radishes marinating? Help!

Will Make Regularly!

October 29, 2015
My picky eaters loved this.  My husband doesn't usually like radishes, but he loved the radish/rice mixture. I had a little trouble with the salmon on the grill pan, but it still tasted fantastic.

Married flavors a delight!

September 17, 2015
My husband chose this recipe to cook for me, and it was restaurant quality.I'm not that much of a fan of radishes, but they were marinated like sweet pickles (but not too sweet). The toasted sesame seeds blended with the Basmati brown rice perfectly. The snow peas would have been delicious, but he forgot to buy some at the store. Instead he threw in some fresh spinach at the end until it wilted some. Neither of us cares for the salmon skin, so he cooked it skin side down first, flipped it and slid the skin off, then turned it back over after the second side was cooked. This is definitely a keeper recipe. Did I mention my husband only started cooking 2 years ago when he retired? He taught himself by following Cooking Light recipes!

Picture misleading

September 11, 2015
The way the meal's pictured, it looks as though the radishes and snow peas are the side, but it's actually the rice & radishes and the peas aren't in the ingredients. That said, the radish marinade smelled pretty bad & I almost did not add too the rice. My fish took about 20-25 minutes to cook; the honey based marinade burned on the outside. Everything together tasted okay, not bad, but not sure I'd make this again.