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asian glazed salmon with veggie rice // cait's plate

asian glazed salmon with veggie rice

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


this easy salmon dish takes just about 30 minutes to make and is full of flavor. salmon is brushed with an asian-style glaze, cooked to perfection then placed over a delicious veggie rice for a simple weeknight dinner for two.



For the Sauce (recipe adapted from The Recipe Critic):

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled & grated
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled & minced
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste

For the Rice:

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice (*see notes)
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2/3 cup broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 23 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Optional garnish: thinly sliced green onion, chopped fresh cilantro

For the Salmon:

  • 2 6 oz. salmon fillets


For the Sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients to a non-stick sauce pan and whisk to combine.  Bring to a boil then allow to simmer for a few minutes so sauce can thicken.
  2. Remove from pan and place in a small bowl (note that sauce can harden when it cools so don’t keep it in the pan or you will have to do a lot of scrubbing!  place it in a microwave-safe bowl so you can re-heat as needed to glaze before serving).

For the Rice:

  1. Add a drizzle of olive oil to a non-stick pan over medium heat.  Add garlic and ginger and saute for about 1 minute.
  2. Add broccoli, peppers and carrots, cooking until they’re tender to your liking (I cook for about 7 minutes, I like my stir-fry veggies to have a bite to them.  If you like yours softer, cook longer).
  3. Stir in rice and soy sauce, tossing to combine and cooking for another minute to allow flavors to combine.
  4. Remove from the heat and top with desired garnishes.

For the Salmon:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and place salmon skin side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  2. Brush lightly with glaze and bake for 15-20 minutes (this will be well-done.  cook for less time depending on how you like your salmon done).
  3. Remove from the oven, brush with more glaze and serve over rice.


  • My favorite way to cook rice is in the Instant Pot.  I simply add 1 cup brown rice and 1 cup of water.  Making sure the valve is in the ‘sealing’ position, I press “Steam Cook” and set it to 22 minutes.  Once done cooking I let it rest of 10 minutes, then when the screen reads LO:10 I move the valve to the venting position.

Keywords: salmon, asian, rice, whole grain

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