Cooking with Chef Bryan: Steamed Salmon with Rice and Broccoli

Steamed Salmon with Rice and Broccoli. (Photo: Bryan Woolley)

(KUTV) Steamed Salmon with Rice and Broccoli, serves 2-4 people

"Steaming is a great way to cook because it doesn’t use any fats. This recipe is a great source of omega-3’s with salmon and is a healthy way to prepare dinner." - Chef Bryan Woolley


  • 2-4 salmon fillets (8 ounces each)
  • 4 lemon slices
  • 2-3 stalks of fresh thyme
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 4 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cucumber, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 5 radishes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the salmon fillets into your steamer and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the lemon slices, fresh thyme stocks onto the salmon fillets. If using several salmon fillets, be sure to use extra thyme stalks as needed.
  3. Rinse the rice to remove excess starch and place the rice into your rice cooker. The rice cooker I’m using has a steamer basket included with it. If your rice cooker doesn’t have a steamer basket, you will need to to steam the salmon and broccoli separately either in a bamboo steamer or another steamer that you may have.
  4. Rinse and cut the broccoli heads into small pieces of broccoli and surround the salmon fillets with the broccoli.
  5. Pour the vegetable stock into the the rice cooker (use liquid amounts recommended by the manufacture of your rice cooker) and place the steamer basket on top.
  6. Close the lid and cook the rice and steam the salmon at the same time. When the rice is cooked, the salmon will be ready too.
  7. While the rice and salmon are cooking, combine the finely chopped cucumber and radishes into a small bowl. Add the soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste and mix together to combine.
  8. Serve the steamed salmon with rice and broccoli with the cucumber and radish relish and enjoy!

Chef Bryan Woolley is America’s longest consecutive-running TV chef. With almost three decades behind him, he continues to create culinary masterpieces for the home chef!