Sambal-Glazed Salmon & Cilantro Rice with Marinated Carrots & Sesame Broccoli

Sambal-Glazed Salmon & Cilantro Rice

with Marinated Carrots & Sesame Broccoli

30 MIN
2 Servings
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Rich flavors and vibrant colors abound in these hearty bowls thanks to herbaceous cilantro sauce mixed into white rice and salmon fillets glazed with a spicy-sweet combo of sambal oelek, soy sauce, honey, and more.
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  • Calories
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Sambal-Glazed Salmon & Cilantro Rice with Marinated Carrots & Sesame Broccoli
Title
  • 2 Skin-On Salmon Fillets
  • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • ½ lb Broccoli
  • ¼ cup Cilantro Sauce
  • 2 Tbsps Rice Vinegar
  • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Black & White Sesame Seeds
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Make the cilantro rice
1 Make the cilantro rice

In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the cilantro sauce until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

Prepare the ingredients & marinate the carrots
2 Prepare the ingredients & marinate the carrots

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel the carrots and grate on the large side of a box grater. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the grated carrots, half the vinegar, and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Make the glaze
3 Make the glaze

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, remaining vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. 

Cook the broccoli
4 Cook the broccoli

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is softened and the water has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the fish & serve your dish
5 Cook the fish & serve your dish

Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 minutes. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, constantly spooning the glaze over the fish, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the fish is coated and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Serve the cilantro rice topped with the cooked fish (including any glaze from the pan), marinated carrots (including any liquid), and cooked broccoli. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish. 

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Make the cilantro rice
1 Make the cilantro rice

In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Stir in the cilantro sauce until combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Cover to keep warm.

2 Prepare the ingredients & marinate the carrots

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the bottom 1/2 inch of the broccoli stem; cut the broccoli into small florets. Peel the carrots and grate on the large side of a box grater. Roughly chop the pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the grated carrots, half the vinegar, and as much of the chopped pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to marinate, stirring occasionally, at least 10 minutes. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Prepare the ingredients & marinate the carrots
Make the glaze
3 Make the glaze

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the soy sauce, sugar, remaining vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. 

4 Cook the broccoli

In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat the sesame oil on medium-high until hot. Add the broccoli florets; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add 1/4 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook, without stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the broccoli is softened and the water has cooked off. Transfer to a bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

Cook the broccoli
Cook the fish & serve your dish
5 Cook the fish & serve your dish

Pat the fish dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Add the seasoned fish, skin side up. Loosely cover the pan with foil and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Flip and cook 2 minutes. Add the glaze (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Cook, constantly spooning the glaze over the fish, 1 to 2 minutes, or until the fish is coated and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. Serve the cilantro rice topped with the cooked fish (including any glaze from the pan), marinated carrots (including any liquid), and cooked broccoli. Garnish with the sesame seeds. Enjoy! 

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish. 

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