Garlic Ginger Salmon with Fried Rice

with a sticky, sweet glaze and fried cauliflower rice
icon 45 min
Garlic Ginger Salmon with fried rice © foodspring
Sticky garlic ginger salmon with fried rice, filled with veg for a healthy weeknight meal. We use a mixture of brown rice and riced cauliflower in our fried rice and add peas, carrots and spring onions for lots of flavour. A sweet & salty glaze of maple syrup and soy sauce flavoured with ginger and garlic is brushed onto grilled salmon fillets for a quick protein source.


2 Persons


  • 100 g
    dry brown rice
  • 300 g
    cauliflower, outer leaves removed
  • 0.5 tbsp
    Coconut oil
  • 1
    carrot, diced
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp
    fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 100 g
    frozen peas
  • 3
    spring onions, thinly sliced


  • 2 fillets
  • 1 tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 0.5 tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    grated ginger


  • 1

    Cook the brown rice according to the directions on the packet then drain and set aside.

  • 2

    Cut the cauliflower into medium florets then blitz in a food processor until broken down into rice-sized pieces. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use the coarse side of a box grater to grate the cauliflower instead.

  • 3

    Heat the coconut oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and add the diced carrot. Cook over a high heat, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften – around 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower and continue to cook until it starts to brown. Add in the cooked brown rice, sesame oil, fish sauce and peas, stirring until the peas have defrosted. Remove from the heat and garnish with the spring onions.

  • 4

    Preheat the oven grill to the highest setting.

  • 5

    For the salmon: Place the salmon skin side up on a baking sheet lightly brushed with some oil. Place under the grill for 5 minutes then flip so they’re skin side down.

  • 6

    Warm the maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and ginger in a small pot over a medium heat until thickened slightly. Brush the flesh of the salmon fillets with this mixture and return to the oven to grill for a further 5-7 minutes, until cooked through.

  • 7

    Serve the salmon with the fried rice and any extra glaze mixture.

  • 1
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Recipe Overview

Total time
45 min

Nutritional value, per portion

644 kcal