Forbidden Black Rice Salad with Pan Fried Salmon

Serves: 2

What You’ll Need:

For the pan fried salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets, skin on, thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper, to season

For the black rice salad

  • 125g black rice
  • 250ml water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 blood oranges
  • 120g baby kale
  • 200g pomegranate seeds
  • Small bunch spring onions
  • Handful walnuts, roughly chopped
  • Dried chilli flakes to garnish


  • Put the black rice, water and salt in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for around 40 mins until rice is cooked. Drain and cool.
  • Stir fry the baby kale with a little rapeseed oil until just tender – about 2 mins
  • Slice the green onions into very thin slivers.
  • Segment the oranges and reserve any juice.
  • Put the rice, kale, pomegranate seeds, spring onions and chopped walnuts into a bowl and combine. Stir in any reserved orange juice.
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry using kitchen towels. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Put the rapeseed oil in a nonstick frying pan and turn heat to medium-high
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the salmon, skin side down. Press down on the fillets gently with a slotted fish spatula for about 10 seconds.
  • Cook for 5-6 mins – the skin should now be crispy and salmon easy to flip. Use the spatula to gently flip the fillets and cook until the flesh is nicely coloured, about 1-2 mins longer. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate and rest for 3 mins.
  • Divide the salad between two plates and scatter with the blood orange segments.
  • Top with the salmon and drizzle with a sauce of your choice. Sprinkle with chilli flakes and serve

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