Arroz con Salmón (Creamy Salmon Rice)

by Erica Dinho on January 5, 2012

My life is crazy these days, but I’m loving every minute of it! My two boys, my husband, and the dog keep me very busy. My little boy is crawling and getting into trouble. He’s at the stage where he wants his Mama all day long, especially when I’m in the kitchen.

Trying to find the time to create my recipes, take pictures, and write posts has been difficult. But here I am guys, sharing my kitchen adventures with you!

This Rice with Salmon is creamy, cheesy and delicious, so much so that my son loved it too! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Buen provecho!



(4 servings)

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups fish stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 pound salmon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime to serve


  1. eat the butter and oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  2. Add rice, stir and cook for 3 minutes. Add the stock, salt and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Season the salmon with salt, cumin and pepper. Add the salmon pieces in the partially cooked rice.
  5. over and cook until the salmon is opaque throughout, about 10 minutes more or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender but firm.
  6. Add the heavy cream, cheese and fresh cilantro. Mix with a fork, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 5 minutes and serve warm with lime wedges on the side.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mari @ Mari's Cakes January 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Love this recipe! Have a great 2012!


2 Belinda @zomppa January 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Sounds like it’s the good kind of busy! This looks soooooooooooo good right now….


3 norma January 6, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Nice and creamy…enjoy your boys they grow up so fast and off they go to college….I cannot believe that my grandson will be 18 this year….


4 A Canadian Foodie January 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM

So glad to hear you are lovin’ it… no kitchen work is more important than the little fellow wanting mama… and wait until they can both cook with you! The recipe looks SCRUMPTIOUS!


5 Chris January 7, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Little ones will wear you out, won’t they?

For someone with a toddler clinging to her leg, you certainly did well with this one!


6 Blanca Cecilia Nieves January 12, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Erica, muy lindo y útil tu blog. ¡Te felicito!


7 Lisa January 17, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I made this recipe last night and used brown rice instead of white. It turned out so good!! I had to add about 10 minutes to the rice cooking time before putting the salmon in….but other than that, it was Delicious. This is my first recipe from your website….I’m so glad I found it!!! :)


8 Erica January 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Thank you guys!


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