Chinese Ginger Garlic Salmon with Brown Rice

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $4.32
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1 cupLong Grain Brown Rice
2 cupsChinese Broccoli (Kai-Lan) or Broccolini
2Chinese Dates or Regular Dates, pits removed
1/4 cupRaisins
1/4 cupGreen Onion, finely chopped
1/4 tspSea salt
Fish Marinade
1 lbSalmon, Arctic Char or Trout
1/2 tbspGinger, minced
1/2 tbspGarlic, minced
1/2 tbspLow Sodium Soy Sauce
1 tspGround Cumin
2 tspRice Wine Vinegar
1 tspOlive Oil


  1. In a bowl, mix fish with the marinade ingredients. Set aside to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In a medium pot over high heat, add 2 ¼ cups water, rice, dates and salt. Bring to a boil, then cover, turn the heat down to low and cook for about 30 minutes.
  3. Add the raisins to the rice and stir through. Place the Chinese broccoli evenly on top of the rice. Add the fish filets of top of the broccoli. Again cover with a lid and cook another 15 minutes until the rice and fish is cooked.
  4. Sprinkle some green onion on the top and serve.


  • ​Salmon and other oily fish are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s help prevent heart disease and are beneficial for people with heart disease for several reasons. Omega-3s prevent plaque from building up in the arteries, lower triglyceride levels, and lower the risk of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats).
  • Enjoy at least 2 servings of oily fish each week to get the heart health benefits. One serving is 3.5 ounces of cooked fish (the size of a deck of cards).
  • Brown rice and other whole grains are rich in plant lignans, compounds that may help prevent breast cancer and heart disease. Brown rice is rich in magnesium, a mineral needed to regulate blood pressure. Whole grains are also a source of vitamin B6. People who don’t get enough vitamin B6 in their diets are at a higher risk of developing heart disease.