One-Pot Salmon with Snap Peas and Rice


Salmon is one of my favorite fishes (see blog banner…) so I’m always looking for new ways to make it. And with my time constraints holding down a full-time and part-time job, dinner needs to be quick lately – anything that says “one-pot” gets my attention. So when the new issue of Real Simple arrived, this recipe was on my to-do list.

This recipe called for steaming the salmon with the rice. The salmon came out very nice – tender and flaky. The sauce that topped the dish was equally delicious. I’d consider making the sauce as a marinade for the salmon and even grilling it. Overall, a good dish – tasty, quick, and healthy. The only modification I made was using brown rice instead of white. And I wished I had cut the scallions smaller and used less as they were slightly overpowering.

Overall rating – 3.5 stars

 One-Pot Salmon with Snap Peas and Rice

1 cup long-grain white rice
1 pound salmon fillet, skin removed
Kosher salt and pepper
4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon grated ginger
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar

Mix the rice and 2 1/3 cups water in a medium skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. 


Slice the salmon on a diagonal into four 3/4-inch-thick pieces. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place on top of the partially cooked rice. Cover and cook 7 minutes.Scatter the peas over the salmon and rice. Cover and cook until the rice and peas are tender and the salmon is opaque and beginning to flake, 3 to 5 minutes.

Mix the soy sauce, scallions, vinegar, ginger, and sugar in a small bowl. Spoon the sauce over the salmon, rice, and peas and serve.

 Yield:  Makes 4 servings   

CALORIES 418 (19% from fat); FAT 9g (sat 1g); SUGAR 5g; PROTEIN 32g; CHOLESTEROL 72mg; SODIUM 706mg; FIBER 2g; CARBOHYDRATE 49g  
 Real Simple, JUNE 2008





  1. Wine Blog said

    Sounds delicious! I love snap peas and Salmon is also one of my favs, plus this is sooo healthy too!

  2. foodiedani said

    Thanks Wine Blog!

    I plan on making some other salmon dish very soon! So stay tuned!


  3. Emily said

    Looks delicious! We’re having a salmon recipe contest – giving the winner 15 pounds of Wild Salmon! If you’d like to enter this recipe (or another favorite), please submit it to

  4. foodiedani said

    Thanks Emily! Maybe not this recipe but I am making salmon tonight! We’ll see how that turns out and maybe I’ll enter it into the contest!


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