Red Rice Salmon Salad

This easy rice salad is the go-to recipe when you crave a hearty and nutritious meal. We mixed red rice, Brussel sprouts, red grapes and topped all with lemon-roasted salmon.

Red Rice Salmon Salad Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs59 g21.5%
of which Sugars7.3 g8.1%
Fibers8 g28.5%
Fats16.2 g25%
of which Saturates3.6 g18.2%
of which Omega 32.3 g213.5%
Proteins26.1 g56.7%
Calcium54 mg5.4%
Vitamin A101 mcg14.5%
Vitamin C68 mg90.8%
Iron2.4 mg16.2%
Potassium704 mg20.1%
Sodium74 mg3.2%
Cholesterol49.5 mg16.5%
Kcal486 24.3%
Macro split
  • net carbs 54%
  • sugars 7%
  • fats 15%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 24%
  • fibers 7%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
486 per serving

Below, we'll show you how to make an uber-healthy red rice salad with salmon, Brussels sprouts, and grapes.

The main goal here is to prepare a meal that bursts with heart-friendly omega-3 fats and anti-inflammatory compounds.

Eating anti-inflammatory foods can help against sudden skin breakouts, bowel irritation, or unexpected fatigue and tiredness.

This salad combines fatty fish, red rice and grapes, all excellent anti-inflammatory foods[1]. Brussel sprouts are also great at reducing inflammation and are a rich source of antioxidants and gut-friendly fibres[2].

Making a healthy meal was our first concern, but we didn't want to sacrifice flavour and good taste.

Roasted Brussels sprouts and salmon are a classic combo, and they both play very well with sweet grapes. Red rice is incredibly flavourful, so much more than plain rice.

If you can't find it in your local store, you could opt for black or wild rice instead. Black rice exhibits many of the good qualities of red rice, like being a rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.

To take this salad a step further, you can dress it with our mighty anti-inflammatory vinaigrette with turmeric and ginger.

This salad has everything you'd expect from a complete meal—carbs from the rice, proteins and healthy fats from fish, fibres and vitamins from the veggies.

One of our portions below will give you 20% RDI of carbs, a solid 30% RDI of dietary fibres, and 20% RDI of fats (predominantly healthy omega-3 fats).

That's why we love one-bowl meals. You put everything into one dish, and when the plate is clean, you feel satiated and well-nourished.


Measuring System
Dry Red Rice120 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tsp
Cumin Seeds1/2 tsp
Paprika1/2 tsp
Turmeric1/2 tsp
Brussel Sprouts120 g
Salmon180 g
Red Grapes60 g

Step 1

Bring a pan of water to the boil, then add salt according to taste and the red rice. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.

Once the grains are tender, drain well, and set the rice aside.

Cooked red rice

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet and sizzle the crushed garlic with cumin seeds, paprika, and turmeric.

Once the garlic is fragrant, add halved Brussel sprouts and a splash of water, and pan roast them for 10-15 minutes.

pan roasted brussel sprouts with turmeric

Step 3

Next, add the cooked rice to the skillet and cook all for 3 more minutes.

red rice with brussel sprouts in a skillet

Step 4

Drizzle the salmon fillets with lemon juice and place them on a roasting tray lined with parchment paper.

You can bake the salmon in grill mode at 220°C (425°F) for 10 minutes or in static mode at 190°C (375°F) for 20 minutes.

oven baked salmon with lemon juice

Step 5

Finally, divide the red rice and Brussel sprout salad among plates and top it with baked salmon and halved grapes.

Season with salt and cracked black pepper to taste and serve.

salmon with red rice and grapes salad