Photo: Stephen Devries; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2/3 cup orzo mixture)

Fresh dill adds a bright and herby flavor to this 30-minute meal of Seared Salmon Fillets with Orzo Pilaf.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl. Add orzo; sauté 2 minutes or until toasted. Add stock and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in bell peppers, dill, juice, and olives; keep warm.

Step 2

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl. Sprinkle fish with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve with orzo mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great weeknight dinner option

July 28, 2015
This was a nice, simple dish, but still very flavorful. A great option for a weeknight dinner.

daneanp's Review

January 13, 2015
I thought this was a great weeknight dinner - so quick to put together! Next time I'll season the salmon with some herbs to give it a little boost. We had steamed broccoli as a side dish. Will definitely make again.

VickiTauer's Review

November 02, 2014
Orzo was excellent

pfarmer22's Review

June 11, 2014

steponme's Review

June 09, 2014
Delicious, love the orzo pilaf. Served with steamed broccoli and yellow squash.

LDombeck's Review

March 29, 2014
AS the other reviewers said, the orzo is super flavorful and good! My 7 yr old loved it! I didn't really find it complicated or time consuming to prepare as another review said. Just toasting it a bit and a few add-ins. The salmon was simply prepared, but simple can be perfect. The garlic broccolini on the side was simple, but if prepared well, tastes great. For me, this would be a simple, easy, delicious meal that my whole family loves for any night of the week.

GrantCooper's Review

March 19, 2014
The Orzo is really good. More work than usual but worth it.

megdawg517's Review

March 16, 2014
This was extremely easy to make and very satisfying. A great weeknight dish.

JustSomeGuy's Review

February 27, 2014
The only real effort on this one is the Orzo. The pan seared fish and essentially steamed veggies are tasty and certainly go well with this entire dish, but nothing extraordinary. The Orzo, however, is surprisingly simple and really tasty. I found myself saving that part of the recipe as a great side.