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Spring Pilaf with Salmon & Asparagus Recipe

Spring Pilaf with Salmon & Asparagus Recipe

Celebrate the best of spring in one fabulous dish! Fresh asparagus, carrots, lemon and chives perfectly complement leftover cooked salmon in this simple, sensational entree. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, WI
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 12 ounces fully cooked salmon chunks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives, divided
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions

  • 1. Saute carrots and yellow pepper in butter in a large saucepan until crisp-tender. Add rice; cook and stir for 1 minute or until lightly toasted.
  • 2. Stir in the broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in asparagus. Cook, uncovered, 3-4 minutes longer or until rice is tender.
  • 3. Stir in the salmon, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon chives and lemon peel; heat through. Fluff with a fork. Sprinkle with remaining chives. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 568 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,023 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.