Maple Salmon and Broccoli with Rice

Maple Salmon and Broccoli with Rice

Chunks of flaky grilled salmon, crisp-tender broccoli florets, and onion wedges tossed together with a hint of flavor and sweetness from maple syrup, served over hot cooked rice!


4 servings


1/4 cup oil
1 pound broccoli florets (2-3 heads, trimmed)
1 large or 2 medium red onions, cut into wedges or thick half-slices
3/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 - 1 1/2 pounds of your favorite grilled salmon*, cut into 1-inch chunks
3 cups hot cooked rice** (1 cup [dry] before cooking)


1. Heat a heavy skillet (such as cast iron) or non-stick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add oil, and then toss in the broccoli florets and onion wedges. Stir and cook for a few minutes, until broccoli is crisp-tender and onions are turning translucent. Sprinkle salt and pepper and stir.

2. If using leftover (cold) salmon, add to fried mixture, reduce heat to low or warm, and cover with a lid for a few minutes until hot. If using freshly-grilled or baked salmon (still warm or hot), add to fried mixture and stir gently.

3. Stir in maple syrup. Serve salmon and broccoli over the hot cooked rice.

Maple Salmon and Broccoli with Rice recipe

Additional Notes: 

*You can use any grilled salmon recipe, or even grilled salmon burgers, or I have some great easy recipes here:

Easy grilled salmon with lemon

Easy baked salmon fillet

Grilled Copper River salmon

Grilled salmon fillet

**Pictured: A wild and brown rice blend. You can use whatever kind(s) of rice you prefer!

You can use white or yellow onion and this will still be good! Red is our favorite though. :)

Maple Salmon and Broccoli with Rice recipe

Preparation Time: 

15 minutes

Cooking Time: 

15 minutes (grilled salmon), 10 minutes (broccoli), and 20-45 minutes (rice)

Tammy's Review: 

I created this recipe as another way to serve grilled salmon. The combo turned out successful and we've had this meal numerous times over the past year or so! Joshua grills the salmon for me, and I prepare the rest. We've served this to guests and it was enjoyed by all! Our children love it (minus the onion chunks). :)

Maple Salmon and Broccoli with Rice recipe

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