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Servings: 4

Salmon and Orzo One-Pan Meal

This easy one pan dinner combines fresh salmon, arugula, orzo, bacon, and more.


  • 3 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 c onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c celery, chopped
  • 1 c orzo
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice needed
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 lb salmon, cut into four fillets
  • 1 c arugula, tightly packed
  • kosher salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 tsp coriander, 1 tsp lemon zest, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Set aside.
  • In a large, oven safe skillet, combine bacon, onion, and celery over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until bacon is beginning to brown.
  • Add orzo and stir to combine. Stir in 1 tsp lemon juice and chicken broth.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until orzo is tender and liquid has mostly evaporated (about 10-12 minutes).
  • Nestle salmon filets into orzo mixture and sprinkle coriander seasoning mixture over the top of each fillet.
  • Cover and transfer to oven. Bake until fish is just cooked through (about 20 minutes).
  • Use a wooden spoon to break the salmon into pieces and stir into orzo mixture, along with arugula.


If salmon filets have skin, you can either remove it prior to cooking, or after the salmon has cooked in the oven.
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