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Recipes / Main Dishes

Salmon and Corn Chowder

Posted August 08, 2011


  • 1 cup brown rice
    8 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken stock
    1 tablespoon ginger purée
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup diced onion
    1 cup diced carrots
    1 cup diced celery
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 teaspoon turmeric
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 bay leaf
    2 tablespoons curry powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    3 cups (one pound) sweet corn (thawed, if using frozen)
    1/4 cup flour
    1 pound salmon, cut into one-inch cubes
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    1/2 cup chopped scallions, green and white parts


Place the rice, stock, and ginger purée in a large saucepan and set over
high heat. Boil until the rice is cooked through, about 40 minutes.
Remove from stove and set aside.

In a large stockpot over medium-high
heat, bring the olive oil to the smoking point. Add the onions,
carrots, celery, garlic, turmeric, thyme, bay leaf, curry, salt, sugar,
and corn to the pot and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour to coat
the vegetables. Add the cooked rice and stock to the soup and let it
simmer for 5 minutes. Add the salmon and remove the pot from the stove.
Let the soup rest for 5-10 minutes to cook the salmon through. Stir in
the chopped cilantro and serve immediately. Garnish with chopped
scallions, if desired.

Note: Here’s a tasty way to get those omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.