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My favorite easy protein is a salmon filet seared in a cast iron skillet. It’s super easy, takes only a few minutes, and goes with just about anything. I love it on a salad, or in this case with some cheesy brown rice.
The key to getting the fish right is to let your pan get super hot before adding anything to it. Season the fish, and add the oil to a hot pan. When you add the fish, it will sizzle — don’t flip it until it releases easily!
For the rice, I used short grain brown rice cooked in an Instant Pot with onions and jalapeños, and then stirred some cheese at the end. Some crunchy tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream round it out for a healthy, flavorful meal.
Blackened Salmon with Cheddar Jalapeño Brown Rice
Pan seared blackened salmon is served with a creamy, flavorful cheesy brown rice. Perfect for a busy weeknight when you need a healthy, nutritious dinner.