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Apricot-Glazed Salmon with Herb Rice

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

6 servings

Salmon lovers will really enjoy this nice and fruity tasting fish with just the right amount of sweetness. If salmon is new to your family, this is a great way to introduce it to them. Charlene Chambers - Ormond Beach, Florida

Ingredients

  • 6 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Place salmon in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the wine, spreadable fruit and ginger; spoon over salmon.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the broth, rice and butter to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add apricots; cover and cook 5-8 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in the parsley, chives and thyme. Serve with salmon. Sprinkle each serving with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 408 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

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