Asian Salmon With Brown Rice Pilaf

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Delicious alone or as part of Dr. Oz's 7-Day Automated Meal Plan. Automating your meals is one of Dr. Oz's top tenets of dieting success, whether your goals are nutritional or geared toward weight loss. It's the only way to know what you'll eat and when you'll eat - eliminating guesswork and temptation. To purchase your copy of YOU: On A Diet click here.

Makes 4 servings; 674 calories per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked short-grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

To make the rice, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 3 minutes. Add water and rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 50 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Fluff with a fork; stir in parsley. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Meanwhile, place salmon in a pie plate or shallow dish. Combine remaining salmon ingredients; mix well.

Pour marinade over salmon; let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Heat a ridged grill pan over medium heat until hot. Add salmon, discarding marinade; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until salmon is opaque and firm to the touch. Serve with brown rice.