Gluten Free Asian Salmon with Edamame Rice

Gluten Free Asian Glazed Salmon with Edamame Rice Recipes

I see no reason that a weeknight dinner needs to be “ordinary.” I do, however, see a whole lot of reasons why a weeknight dinner needs to be quick and easy.

After a long day of school, work, and the bazillion other things we do in a normal weekday, do we really want to sit down to something “ordinary”?

My husband likes to tell everyone he talks to that in the 253 years we have been married (my guess is that he is so happily married it seems longer than it really is – at least that’s the story I am sticking to) I have yet to make the same dinner twice.

I don’t want to burst his bubble or ruin the cool, creative rep he has created for me but we all know that could not possibly be true!

The illusion of “something different every night” is created by switching things up, taking everyday ingredients and combining them in different ways.

Take this dinner for instance; it is basically fish, rice and salad. Perfect dinner fare for a quick midweek meal. There is nothing wrong with fish, rice and salad; it is healthy, nutritious and quick. It can also be a little bit boring.

This dinner, however, is anything but boring. Spiked with Asian flavors, it turns dinner from ordinary to special!

For the salmon, I make a quick marinade out of rice wine, gluten free soy sauce and a few other pantry staples. It takes literally 12 minutes start to finish and will make you appear like a cooking rock star to those who eat it. Plain old brown rice gets a makeover with some seasoning and a little secret weapon – a packet of seasoned, freeze dried soybeans and wild rice. It is meant to be a snack but it adds great flavor and texture to simple brown rice. Our salad is really cucumbers and shredded carrots (buy them that way and save even more time) quickly pickled in a spicy rice wine vinegar mixture.

The whole meal is easy, elegant and ready in half an hour! Start the rice first, then make the quick pickles and finally do the salmon – the whole dinner will come together as if by magic.

See? No reason whatsoever for weeknight dinners to be ordinary!

Gluten Free Asian Glazed Salmon with Edamame Rice

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Gluten Free Asian Glazed Salmon Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time3 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup mirin Japanese sweet rice wine
  • ¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 four ounce salmon fillets skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 scallions finely sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a shallow baking dish, combine the mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar and sesame oil. Add the salmon fillets and let marinate for 3 minutes. Flip and let marinate on the other side.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon fillets and cook for 2 minutes. Flip the salmon over and cook for another 2 – 4 minutes, depending on how done you like your salmon. Remove from pan and pour the marinade into the hot skillet. Add the rice vinegar and cook, stirring until the sauce reduces slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour the sauce over the salmon, garnish with the scallions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Asian Glazed Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 1002mg42%
Potassium 898mg26%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Edamame Rice Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2.25 ounce bag freeze dried soybeans

Instructions

  • Combine the water, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, rice and Grilled Edamame in a saucepan, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Cover the pan, reduce to a simmer and let simmer for 20 – 25 minutes or until all the water has evaporated. Fluff with a fork, cover and let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Edamame Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 467mg19%
Potassium 196mg6%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Spicy Quick Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Resting time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 41kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 seedless cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded carrots

Instructions

  • Combine the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, black and red peppers in a medium mixing bowl. Add the cucumbers and carrots. Cover and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Quick Pickled Carrots and Cucumbers Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41
% Daily Value*
Sodium 195mg8%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5500IU110%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. September 7, 2012

    I agree with you Carol, everyday food doesn’t need to be ordinary food! This sounds like a delicious meal, I really like the addition of picked vegetables- yummo!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      September 9, 2012

      Thank you!

  2. Donna
    September 10, 2012

    I am all about quick dinners that seem special – great recipe. You should have a 30 minute gluten free meal tv show :)

  3. Jana
    September 13, 2012

    This looks delicious and so simple!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      September 16, 2012

      Thanks Jana!

  4. Heather
    March 3, 2013

    This looks really yummy. How much GF soy sauce for the fish? Above doesn’t specify if it’s a 1/4 cup, 1/4 Tbs, etc., just says ¼ gluten free soy sauce. Thanks, let me know, can’t wait to make it!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      March 4, 2013

      Oops! Sorry, it is 1/4 cup, will fix recipe now. Thanks for pointing this out. Want to be my proof reader :)

  5. Heather
    March 5, 2013

    Hi Carol, thanks for your reply. I’m having trouble getting the Crunchies Grilled Edamame in time for a party this weekend…will tossing in a bunch of regular edamame do the trick? Should I increase any of the other ingredients to? Thanks again!

    1. Carol Kicinski
      March 9, 2013

      No just toss in the edame, you won’t need to make any substitutions. Enjoy!

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