Poached Salmon in Orzo Broth (Cooking for 2)

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 2
Poached Salmon in Orzo Broth (Cooking for 2)

Ingredients

1
cup hot water
6
dried shiitake mushrooms (1/2 ounce)
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-ounce carton)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons uncooked orzo (rosamarina) pasta
1/2-pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 2 pieces
1/4
cup sliced drained roasted red bell peppers
1
cup thinly sliced spinach leaves
3
tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
2
medium green onions, sliced diagonally
Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

Hide Images
  • 1
    In medium bowl, pour hot water over mushrooms. Let stand about 20 minutes or until soft. Drain mushrooms, reserving liquid. Rinse with warm water; drain. Squeeze excess moisture from mushrooms. Remove and discard stems; cut caps into 1/2-inch strips.
  • 2
    Strain mushroom liquid through fine wire mesh sieve or coffee filter into 4-quart Dutch oven. Stir in broth and garlic. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Stir in orzo; reduce heat. Add salmon. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Carefully remove salmon with slotted spatula; keep warm.
  • 3
    Stir mushrooms, bell peppers, spinach, basil and onions into broth mixture. Cook about 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted and orzo is tender.
  • 4
    Place a piece of salmon in each individual bowl; spoon vegetable-orzo broth over top. Sprinkle with cheese.

Notes









Tips

Expert Tips

  • Use a long, thin boning or filleting knife to carefully remove the skin from the salmon fillet. That way, you'll be sure not to serve up any fish scales with the soup!
  • Serve each bowl with a spoonful of basil pesto atop a toasted small baguette slice.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
65mg
21%
Sodium
930mg
39%
Potassium
790mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
5g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

© 2017 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved