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Instant Pot Salmon Dinner (from Frozen!)
Prep Time: 3 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Pressurizing Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 10 mins

Use your electric pressure cooker to make this easy and delicious Instant Pot Salmon dinner in under 20 minutes from FROZEN salmon fillets! 

Course: Mains
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: easy, healthy dinner, how to cook frozen salmon, Instant pot salmon dinner, salmon and rice
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 962 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 15 votes
overhead view of white plate with cooked salmon with lemon slices, white rice and salad dressed with balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Tastefully Simple Avocado Oil
  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed until clear
  • 2 6-ounce frozen wild salmon fillets NOT defrosted
  • 1 pinch kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 small lemon sliced into rounds
  • 3 cups mixed salad greens divided
  1. Pour 1 cup plus 2 T filtered water into the Instant Pot insert. Add a pinch of kosher salt, 1 T Tastefully Simple Avocado Oil and 1 cup well rinsed (until the water runs clear) Basmati Rice.

    adding rinsed basmati rice to the Instant Pot
  2. Insert stainless steel steam rack (that comes with Instant Pot) and place FROZEN wild salmon fillets on rack.

    Sprinkle each with a pinch of kosher salt and black pepper and place two slices of lemon on each fillet.

    Set to manual, high-pressure for 5 minutes (make sure to check that your silicone ring is properly inserted in the lid!).

    It should take 7 to 8 minutes to come to pressure.

    looking into Instant Pot filled with uncooked rice, watern and steaming rack over it with frozen salmon topped with sliced lemo
  3. In the meantime, make the vinaigrette for the salad and fish in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

    Combine all ingredients listed for vinaigrette in a glass jar, place on the tight-fitting lid and shake for 60 to 90 seconds until well combined. 

  4. Allow for a 2-minute natural pressure release and then immediate quick release.

    Plate cooked salmon on top of a generous handful of mixed greens and alongside 1/2 cup cooked rice.

    Top rice with a sprinkle of the Spinach & Herb Seasoning and drizzle Salmon and greens with 2 T of the vinaigrette. 

    Store leftover rice and vinaigrette for another meal and Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Salmon Dinner (from Frozen!)
Amount Per Serving (1 salmon fillet, 1/2 cup cooked rice, spring mix and 2 T vinaigrette)
Calories 962 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 1282mg56%
Potassium 1093mg31%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 780IU16%
Vitamin C 42.6mg52%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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