Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe ~ Quick & Easy One Pot Pasta Dish That is Full of Flavor! Delicious Orzo Pasta, Flavorful Salmon Perfect for an Easy Dinner Recipe!
The trials of being a food blogger is that often times you don’t make the same meal more than once or twice. During the week I usually test recipes then on the weekend I prepare it again for the whole picture taking, video making gig. So my family gets the same dish twice, back to back typically, then it vanishes into thin air. Never to be seen or heard of again. It’s kind of a sad thing especially when the husband’s eyes light up and he exclaims his delight in a meal, then just as fast his face crumbles and he realizes he probably will never eat this again. So sad, so true.
Rough life he leads huh?
But when a dish shows up frequently on my menu then you know it’s a winner! Like as in give me a fork and I’ll eat the entire pan because it’s that good type of winner. Therefore I present you with “THAT” amazing dinner! This Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe is the dinner that I will go back to time and time again and already have! I mean what’s not to love about it?
First of all it’s a One Pot Wonder! That’s right. One pot and you are done because I don’t know about you but I truly despise dishes. I fell in love with this recipe a bit more when I made it a One Pot Meal!
Secondly it’s good for you! That’s right it’s full of deliciousness and still good for you. Do you see that Salmon in there? Salmon is AWESOME for your heart and we all want to take care of that vital necessity don’t we? Now, you have the time to do that with this recipe! Did you know Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S.? No good, no good at all! One of the best ways to combat this deadly disease is through healthy eating and health eating doesn’t have to be complicated! I don’t have time for complicated and neither do you, so I brought you this recipe so you could focus on eating better for your heart in the month of February which is American Hearth Month and beyond! One of the best ways to combat this deadly disease is through healthy eating, which includes the consumption of fish high in omega-3s, like salmon at least twice a week. I know you’ll be coming back for more of this just like me!
Third. It’s got pasta. We all love pasta! This dish is full of DeLallo’s delicious Organic Whole Wheat Orzo. Are you like me and go a little nervous when you saw those words, “Whole Wheat” in front of pasta? I assure you that you’ll never know it’s whole wheat! Yes, I know sometimes Whole Wheat leads to a different texture and usually you can find my hubs wrinkling up his nose but he never even said anything! He was to busy eating. Score!
Light Italian One Pot Salmon & Orzo Recipe
- 1 lb salmon
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 c. diced yellow onion
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 14.5 oz can Basil, Garlic & Oregano diced tomatoes
- 3 1/2 c. chicken broth
- 1 1/2 c. DeLallo whole wheat orzo
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp chopped Parsley
- In a large skillet over medium heat olive oil. Saute onions 3 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds or until fragrant.
- Add whole wheat orzo to skillet and stir to coat. Saute about one minute. Stir in tomatoes, Italian Seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in Parmesan cheese.
- Season salmon with salt and pepper. Nestle salmon pieces into orzo. Cover skillet and simmer 8-10 minutes or until salmon is cooked through and pasta is al dente.
- Remove lid from skillet and simmer to reduce broth is there is extra.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
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