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salmon rice bowl

Greek-Inspired Salmon Rice Bowl

A Mediterranean makeover of a classic salmon rice bowl
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean


  • 10-12 oz salmon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 3 sprigs thyme

Simple Rice Pilaf

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup long-grain rice such as jasmine
  • 1 tsp dried Mediterranean herbs
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  • 1 head broccoli cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp tzatziki sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Rub olive oil into the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add a few sprigs of fresh thyme.
  • Bake in the oven, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Remove thyme before serving.

Rice Pilaf

  • Warm olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add onion to a saucepan. Cook for 3-5 minutes until the onion starts to soften.
  • Add rice and stir to coat with the oil. Cook for 1 minute to warm up the rice.
  • Add vegetable broth and dried herbs. Stir. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low. Cover the suacepan and let simmer for 20 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked.


  • Place broccoli florets in a wide frying pan. Add about 1/4 inch of water. Cover, and allow to steam until softened, about 10 minutes.


  • To assemble the rice bowl, place a large scoop of rice to the bowl, pushing most of it to one side. Add a 4-5-ounce piece of cooked salmon. Arrange the broccoli florets around. Add a big spoonful of tzatziki sauce in the center.


Keyword pilaf, rice bowl, salmon