Easy Citrus Salmon & Rice

Easy Citrus Salmon & Rice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 269.0
  • Total Fat: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.7 mg
  • Sodium: 85.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
  • Protein: 25.7 g

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Introduction

Not only does this recipe have only six simple ingredients, but it also requires almost no cleanup! Cooking in parchment seals in flavor and moisture without any added fat. Not only does this recipe have only six simple ingredients, but it also requires almost no cleanup! Cooking in parchment seals in flavor and moisture without any added fat.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    16 ounces salmon, cut into four 4-ounce portions
    1/4 teaspoon black or white pepper
    4 cups spinach
    4 medium shallots or 1 small yellow onion, sliced
    1 cup mandarin oranges packed in light juice*
    2 cups prepared brown rice

    * or 2 oranges, segmented and chopped, juice reserved

Tips

Garnish with fresh basil or cilantro, if desired.
If you don't have parchment, place the salmon in a baking dish with a tight-fitting lid.

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Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. (This will catch any spills.)
Tear off four sheets of parchment paper approximate 18 inches long. Fold up each of the four sides so the orange juice doesn't leak.
Place a portion of salmon in the center of each piece of parchment.
Working with one packet at a time, top each piece of salmon with a pinch of pepper, 1 cup spinach and 1/4 cup oranges with juice.
Fold up the shorter sides, then the longer ones, and tightly roll the paper down, leaving very little extra space inside the packet. Repeat with the remaining packets.

Bake 18-20 minutes, until the fish is opaque and flakes easily. Remove from oven. Serve with brown rice.



Serving Size: Makes 4 servings; 3 ounces salmon, 1 cup spinach, 1/4 cup oranges, 1/2 cup prepared rice

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    why not just use aluminum foil instead of parchment paper. Parchment paper is confusing to me because it does not close... for me. - 1/19/14

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  • Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It was fun making it with the paper. I used waxed paper with two layers. It did help with cleanup. I would have wanted the taste of it to be a bit more orange. Maybe I would use orange juice and fresh orange the next time. - 12/2/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't use the paper either. I used Corning Wear single serve casseroles so I could see when the fish was done. - 4/23/18

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This make a lovely summer meal. So light and refreshing. I put a tsp of oj concentrate on each packet instead of just oj and it was very tasty. - 8/18/19

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Perk this up with some grated fresh ginger.....REALLY? You used waxed paper? Ugh......yes foil works just fine......WAXED PAPER?????? OMG....also green onions would be prettier and lighter than the yellow onion.... - 4/7/15

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Keep the portion sizes as listed or it takes too long to cook and it's hard to get the parchment paper to close around the package. I made them a little too large. Very good!
    - 12/18/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! - 7/7/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. The salmon was 200 grams so I made more rice and ate it the next day cold for lunch. It was still very tasty. - 6/25/13

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  • Incredible!
    I just love salmon and this recipe is delicious - 6/10/21

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  • Weird - 4/6/21

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 3/27/21

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  • thanks for sharing - 3/20/21

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  • Lovely recipe - great flavor, very delicious - 3/20/21

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  • This does sound good
    - 3/20/21

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  • I love using the paper as it absorbs the oil and cleans up easy - 3/20/21

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  • :) - 2/22/21

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  • tasty - 2/16/21

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  • Very Good
    Good - 2/8/21

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  • Good
    Ok - 12/25/20

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  • Incredible!
    YUMMY - 12/2/20

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  • Nice a light and very tasty! - 12/2/20

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  • Bad
    did not care for. - 8/24/20

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  • Good
    Lovely summer meal - 6/5/20

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  • Thanks - 2/19/20

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  • Incredible!
    I might make this - 1/3/20

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  • Very Good
    Great - 12/23/19

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  • NICE - 11/26/19

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  • Very Good
    These were delish! I served mine with cauliflower rice. When I use parchment, I use wooden pinch clothes pins to keep the packets sealed. - 11/15/19

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  • Thanks for sharing this recipe. The combination of ingredients in this will be different and tasty and healthy. - 10/29/19

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  • sounds yummy - 9/4/19

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  • Incredible!
    Light refreshing salad that was healthy and filling. Really liked it. - 4/23/19

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  • The combination of ingredients just didn't sound good to me! - 4/19/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 3/14/19

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  • Good
    Quite good - 3/13/19

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  • Very Good
    tasty - 2/6/19

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  • Great - 1/11/19

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  • good taste. I like foil - 1/3/19

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  • I prepared this dish tonight and I enjoyed it but I think it could use a little more flavor such as using oranges instead of mandarins. The Salmon would be better if soaked a little in the juice before cooking and also poured over the rice. - 12/17/18

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  • Nice - 11/24/18

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  • Very Good
    We love this one. Hubby is eating a lot salmon and other fish and he always ask ne fir tgus ibe - 11/2/18

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  • Not usually a fish person, but this was pretty good. - 10/25/18

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  • Incredible!
    Love Salmon and now I have an additional way of making it. - 10/23/18

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  • Very tasty. - 10/22/18

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  • Interesting recipe, I will have to try this one soon. - 9/14/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 8/21/18

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  • Tasty - 7/27/18

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  • Incredible!
    I cut this recipe in half for DH and me. I didn't have parchment paper so used aluminum foil as in a comment below and it worked fine. - 6/23/18

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  • Incredible!
    Yummy! - 6/23/18

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  • Very Good
    Definitely used aluminum foil. Added 1/4 c orange juice to make this more citrus-y. Delish! - 4/7/18

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  • Great Lenten season Friday recipe - 3/23/18

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  • This looks yummy, gotta try it - 3/5/18

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  • interesting.... - 2/27/18

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  • Very Good
    Great contrast of flavors. - 2/10/18

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  • Looks clean for the palate and healthy for your body. - 2/6/18

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  • Looks good - 1/19/18

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  • I used foil - 1/1/18

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  • Very Good
    I have made this on the grill sans parchment paper. Very tasty! - 12/29/17

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  • sounds good - 12/9/17

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  • Tasty and healthy dinner!!! - 11/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    This citrus salmon is yummy....I use cauliflower rice instead Iof regular rice! - 10/23/17

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  • use lemon pepper and Italian parsley - 7/21/17

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  • thanks for posting with parchment paper then can avoid foil - 7/12/17

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  • easy to make if you like salmon - 7/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.
    All leaders whose fitness is questioned are clearly lacking in force.
    - Andre Maurois
    - 6/24/17

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  • Very Good
    Good recipe - 6/23/17

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  • Very Good
    YUM, YUM. - 6/23/17

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made a few adjustments and this was an ok recipe.
    - 6/23/17

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  • Super tasty and super simple - 5/29/17

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  • Very Good
    Made this in foil with fresh tangerines, love the easy clean-up! - 5/26/17

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  • yummy! - 5/10/17

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  • Very Good
    A great way to prepare salmon! - 5/10/17

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  • Good
    A favorite way to enjoy Salmon - 4/9/17

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  • Yum!! - 4/7/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is a very nice easy dish. I used some herbs and a bit of grainy mustard on the salmon, and some red bell pepper strips that I had on hand also. Like easy clean up too. Great For parchment learned to make a heart shape and fold over and double fold edges and press hard to crease, stays closed - 3/28/17

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  • Something new to try! - 3/23/17

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  • mmmmm salmon - 2/8/17

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