Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Crockpot Salmon, Veggies, and Rice

We were recently gifted some lovely salmon filets.  I have been mulling over exactly how I wanted to cook them.  I did a little internet search and discovered that they can be baked in a crockpot.  The nice thing about this is that it is a crockpot dish that can be put in the crock in the afternoon, and ready by dinnertime.  It only takes a few hours to cook.  My husband, who thought he would not like salmon, really enjoyed it.  This meal is one that bakes the side item and the main course all in one dish (convenient!).  For the veggie part, I had just recently harvested from our garden, so I chopped up those veggies and utilized them for this recipe.  We had green beans, pea pods, some white eggplant, and a few carrots.  Plus I added an onion to the mix.  I think this dish would turn out well with just about any veggie combination.  As for the salmon, I had a very large salmon filet, which was enough fish to feed five people.  I am fairly certain that this recipe would also work with several smaller filets together as well.  For this recipe, I put the salmon in tin foil and placed it on top of the veggies and rice as it baked.

Crockpot Salmon, Veggies, and Rice

2 cups brown minute rice, uncooked
2-3 cups chopped fresh veggies
1 cup water
1 cup Italian dressing, plus a little extra to drizzle on fish

Place 2 cups of brown minute rice in the bottom of the crockpot.  Place chopped veggies over the top.  Pour one cup of water over veggies and rice, followed by pouring one cup of Italian dressing evenly over the top.  Place salmon filet/s on a piece of tin foil (large enough to wrap fish in).  Drizzle desired amount of Italian dressing over fish.  Wrap in foil and place on top of veggies and rice.  Bake on high for around 3 hours.  Fish is ready when it flakes easily with a fork, and veggies are tender.


herdingcats said...

That sounds neat! I had no idea that you could cook salmon in a crockpot! I will have to try it sometime.

The MamaBird said...

I shared the link to your crockpot meatloaf and rice with Mom. She said it was really good! I can't wait to try it.

This recipe makes me really, really wish my family liked seafood. It looks so delicious!

thethriftyhousewife said...

Thanks for passing it on :)

radar5 said...

Yum! I love my crockpot. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I was looking for a recipe like this because my daughter has swimming for an hour before supper. It looks good and I am going to try it tomorrow for supper. Thanks for the recipe

thethriftyhousewife said...

I hope you enjoy it :)