Salmon and Citrus Rice Bowl
Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which benefit not only your complexion but also your heart. A slightly sweet, ginger-spiked sauce doubles as a marinade and a low-fat dressing in this dinner.
- Servings: 4
Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2008
- 4 navel oranges
- 1/4 ounce (1-inch piece) fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced, plus 1 teaspoon finely grated
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
- 1 tablespoon brown-rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 pound skinless salmon fillets
- 1 cup uncooked brown rice
- 5 ounces (1 1/2 cups) sugar snap peas, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup fresh mint, thinly sliced, for garnish
- 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, for garnish
Cut away peel and pith from 2 oranges. Cut between orange membranes, and let fruit and juice fall into a bowl. Squeeze juice into bowl, and discard membranes. Cut segments into small pieces, and place in a separate bowl. Juice remaining 2 oranges, and add to juice in bowl (for a total of 1 cup).
Bring orange juice, sliced ginger, bay leaf, and coriander to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook until mixture is reduced to 2/3 cup, about 6 minutes. Let cool completely. Strain, and whisk in vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and oil.
Combine 3 tablespoons juice mixture and salmon in a resealable plastic bag, turning to coat. Refrigerate salmon and remaining juice mixture for at least 1 1/2 hours (or up to 3 hours).
Cook rice according to package instructions.
Preheat broiler. Remove salmon from marinade, and pat dry with paper towels. Discard marinade. Place fillets on a baking sheet, and broil until cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes for medium. Transfer to a dish. Let salmon cool slightly, and flake into bite-size pieces.
Divide rice among 4 bowls. Top with salmon, peas, and orange segments. Garnish with mint and sesame seeds. Drizzle each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the reserved juice mixture.