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Ingredients

1 cup jasmine rice
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
4 skin-on salmon fillets (6 oz.)
Salt and pepper (to taste)
2 cups shredded cabbage
3 Tbsp. green onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or lime juice)
1/3 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp. lower-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Thai sweet red chili sauce
1 1/2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil (not toasted)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. ginger, freshly grated
Recipe by Jaime Vespa of DishingOutHealth for Think Rice

Instructions

1.Combine rice, 2 cups of water, and a dash of salt in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a light boil, cover the pot, and reduce heat to low. Let the rice simmer for 13 to 15 minutes, until most of the water is absorbed. Replace the lid and turn off the heat. Allow the pot to sit, undisturbed, for another 10 minutes, or until you're ready to assemble the bowls.
2.Prepare the Firecracker Peanut Sauce by combining peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in medium bowl. Stir mixture with a whisk until smooth. If needed, whisk in 1 Tbsp. water to thin out to desired consistency.
3.Prepare the salmon by seasoning the flesh with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, Place the fish skin-side down in the pan, pressing down firmly with a spatula. Let the salmon cook about 3 minutes, until it appears ~75% cooked on the sides. Flip the salmon, turn off the heat, and cook for 1 to 3 more minutes, depending on thickness, until cooked through. Remove from heat.
4.Combine shredded cabbage, green onion, vinegar (or lime juice), and a dash of salt in a medium bowl; toss to combine.
5.Divide rice evenly into each of four bowls. Top each bowl with one salmon fillet and a spoonful of cabbage slaw. Next, drizzle peanut sauce evenly over all components, and garnish with chopped peanuts and extra green onion, if desired.

What happens when delicious seafood and yummy rice gets thrown together in a bowl? A delicious Firecracker Salmon Bowl recipe from USA Rice at ThinkRice.com and Jaime Vespa of DishingOutHealth! This recipe features U.S.-grown Jasmine rice and comes together in just 30 minutes!

Did you know that both seafood and rice are nutrient rich? Rice provides more than 15 essential vitamins and minerals including, folic acid, B vitamins, potassium, magnesium, selenium, fiber, iron, and zinc while seafood provides essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B, and D, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. Learn more about the health of seafood!

Try the pair together to create a well-rounded meal that is sure to leave you feeling full and healthy at the same time.

Let’s Eat Seafood, America!

 

 

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