All Types of Bowls: Salmon & Creamy Brussels Sprout Orzo


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Salmon & Creamy Brussels Sprout Orzo (One-Pan Meal)

Serves 4  |  Prep Time: 10 minutes  |  Cook Time: 20 minutes  |  Total Time: 30 minutes



  • 12 oz salmon
  • 2 tbsp + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Brussels Sprout Orzo:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup leeks, the whites sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp rosemary, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp thyme (fresh or dried)
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 3 cups broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • 1 parmesan rind (optional)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan, grated
  • 2 cups unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Season the salmon with 2 tbsp of olive oil and all the seasonings listed.
  2. Add the other 2 tbsp of olive oil to a pan on medium high heat. Sear the salmon, skin side up and cook for 4 minutes. Flip the salmon and cook for another 3 minutes. It’s okay if the salmon is still pink in the middle, it will continue cooking in the orzo.
  3. Remove the salmon and set aside.
  4. Lower the heat and add in the garlic to the pan. Scrape the bits off the bottom of the pan as much as you can.
  5. Add in the leeks and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  6. Add in the Brussels sprouts, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme. Cook until all the vegetables soften.
  7. Stir in the orzo and then 1 cup of the broth. Add in the parmesan rind if using. Let the mixture simmer while you stir occasionally.
  8. Once the orzo soaks up all the liquid, add in another 1 cup of broth. Once it soaks it all up, pour in the rest of the broth, stir, and place the salmon in the pan in the middle of the orzo mixture, skin side down.
  9. Let the orzo cook down until the liquid is fully gone and the salmon is cooked through. Remove the rind and sprinkle the parmesan on top, mix, and serve!

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