Orange Soy Salmon with Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 28, 2023
Have an elegant meal that looks as good as it tastes, in just 20 minutes! Tender salmon fillets take on Asian flavors with soy sauce, a hint of orange juice and a side of fluffy rice. —Jolanthe Erb, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Orange Soy Salmon with Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 4 salmon fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Optional: Julienned green onions, sesame seeds and orange slices


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook salmon over medium-high heat until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-4 minutes on each side.
  2. Remove salmon and keep warm. Add orange juice and soy sauce to the skillet; cook over high heat until thickened slightly, 1-2 minutes. Stir in sesame oil; spoon over salmon. Serve with rice. If desired, top with julienned green onions and sesame seeds and serve with orange slices.
Orange Soy Salmon Tips

How else can you cook orange soy salmon?

You can easily bake salmon and adjust the seasonings to your liking. It’s an easy, fuss-free alternative to pan-frying your salmon.

What else can you serve with orange soy salmon?

Instead of plain white rice, try our easy fried rice to serve along with this orange soy salmon. You can also add some roasted broccoli for a pop of color and texture!

How should you reheat orange soy salmon?

The best way to reheat salmon is using a moderately low oven. Preheat your oven between 275°F to 300°F and warm your salmon inside for 15 minutes. This will prevent it from drying out. However, if you're in a pinch for time, your microwave is a great option! Set it to 30-50% power and only reheat until the salmon is heated through.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with 1 cup rice: 437 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1603mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.