Broiled Salmon With Orzo

salmon-orzo-broiled Yunhee Kim


  • 4 ounces uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Italian salad dressing
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (about 1/4 cup), divided


  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Cook orzo in a medium saucepan according to package directions, omitting salt and stirring in peas after 7 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place salmon on a foil-lined baking sheet and season with salt, to taste. Spread the salad dressing evenly over the salmon. Broil 4 inches from heat source 6–8 minutes or until opaque in center. Sprinkle half of the scallions over the salmon.

  4. Drain orzo and peas; return to same saucepan. Stir in oil and remaining scallions, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, both to taste; serve with salmon.

    Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 10 minutes. You'll need 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil for the orzo.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 fillet and about 2/3 cup orzo)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 347
Fat per serving: 11g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 32g
Carbohydrate per serving: 28g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 72mg
Iron per serving: 3mg
Sodium per serving: 360mg
Calcium per serving: 34mg

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