Salmon with Yellow Rice

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As you can probably tell, I haven’t been cooking much lately.  That time of the semester … haven’t been home that much either! I was so excited to actually be home and making dinner and on a Fish Monday no less!  The idea for this recipe came from the BBC GoodFood Home Cooking Series Eat Well magazine: Salmon & Leek Paella-Style (sorry – no online version of the recipe was available).. not that I followed the recipe in the least.  About the only things in common are the leeks, rice and salmon but that’s where the inspiration came from!
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Sauteed leeks and red bell pepper in a drizzle of olive oil
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Added in a packet of Goya Yellow Rice (the same rice I used for the Yellow Rice w/ black beans & sausage).  My Heart really likes this rice and it is very tasty and always cooks up just right.  I was surprised at how different it tasted with the addition of the peppers & Leeks.. shows more versatility than I expected.  Added in the water (per package instructions) and brought the mixture to a light boil then added in the chunks of salmon fillet, pressing them down into the liquid & rice mixture.
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Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed – the salmon was fully cooked but still moist.  Stirred pan gently, so as to not break-up the salmon, before serving.
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Plated with a simple marinated cucumber salad (hot house cucumber marinated in rice wine vinegar, mirin, sesame oil, and a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds).  The vinegary salad was a nice contrast with the rice and fish.  YUM

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