Spinach Rice and Sambal Salmon


Salmon has so many health benefits and I love cooking salmon. In this recipe the salmon is grilled and topped with sambal sauce. The salmon is served with spinach rice, cooked in garam masala,  steamed spinach and topped with nuts.


For the Spinach Rice

1/3 cup rice

2×1/3 cup water

1 tsp. garam masala

¼ cup almond nuts

½ an onion

1 garlic

150g spinach

Salt and pepper


For the Sambal Sauce

1 tbsp. sambal sauce

200g canned tomato

½ onion

1 garlic

1 tbsp. of oil


For the Salmon

2 pieces of salmon

salt and peeper

oil spray



For the Salmon

Preheat oven to 200ºC

Spray Salmon with oil and add salt and pepper.

Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked.


For the spinach rice

Heat one table spoon of oil in a pan. Add the onions, cook until it is soft.

Add the garam masala and garlic cook for 30 seconds or until fragrance.

Add the rice. salt and pepper  and cook with the spices for one minute. Add the water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover the rice with a lid  and let all the water absorb.

Once the water has absorbed and the rice is soft, put the heat off, add the spinach on top of the rice and cover with a lid and the spinach will wilt.

Once ready add the nuts and mix.

For the Sambal Sauce

Heat oil in a pan.  Add the onions and cook until soft.  Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the sambal and cook for a minute, then add the tomatoes and reduce the heat to meduim and cook until the sauces thickens.


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