Creamy Orzo with Fried Salmon

My creamy orzo recipe is topped with the cutest fried salmon. Wait – cute? Salmon? Scroll down – you’ll see what I mean.

Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo
This post is brought to you by Blue Circle Foods – we are thrilled to partner up with such a fantastic food company. We hope you enjoy this delicious recipe!

A healthy meal that’ll have your family asking for more. Promise!

Here I am, totally admitting it: my son is a picky eater. And get this – my husband can get pretty picky too. This can get challenging (and so heartbreaking!) for a foodie like me. I’m all about exploring different flavor profiles and constantly whipping up a new recipe. My toddler, on the other hand, is so skeptical when he’s handed a new dish.

As a work at home mom, I strive to complete my daily tasks in a timely fashion. This includes preparing healthy meals that the entire family will enjoy – despite hubby and toddler’s pickiness.

So how do I keep mealtime interesting for the both of them? Well, I make sure whatever I serve is delicious, healthy, and super cute!

To celebrate National Seafood Month this October, I decided to whip-up a creamy orzo dish with fried salmon.

Wait – hold the lines. Did someone say salmon? To a picky toddler?

Recently, I discovered Blue Circle Foods and their ultra cute frozen pack of Happy Fish. They are salmon patties shaped into little fish – and my little one can’t get enough of them! What’s best is that they’re free from antibiotics, GMOs, growth hormones, gluten, sugar and synthetic pigments.

Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo

And get this – they only take 4 minutes to cook.

How to Make Creamy Orzo with Fried Salmon

This creamy orzo dinner will definitely get your kids eating their dinner! It's easy to whip up and absolutely delicious - plus, it's healthy and that's always a huge plus! #creamyorzorecipe

3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 small onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 ¼ cups chopped brown mushroom
3 cups dried orzo
2 cups homemade chicken stock (you can also use water)
2 cups whole milk
Ground pepper to taste
1 pack of Happy Fish frozen salmon
Sprigs of fresh dill

Yields: 4-6 servings

In a Dutch oven, Heat 1-2 tbsp EVOO over medium-high and add onion – sauté for about 2 minutes.

Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Add orzo, chicken stock and milk. Bring to a boil.

Cover and reduce heat, allowing to simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and sprinkle with black pepper. Fold to incorporate all ingredients with one another.

In a nonstick pan, heat 1-2 tbsp EVOO over medium high.

Add Happy Fish frozen salmon patties to the heated nonstick pan and sauté for 2 minutes on each side. (Yup, that’s right: you can cook it straight from the freezer. Easy peasy, right?!)

Serve creamy orzo on individual plates and top off with cooked Happy Fish salmon. Garnish with fresh dill.

Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo Got a picky eater on your hands? Try out this recipe for creamy orzo with fried salmon - it's an easy dinner that the entire family will adore! #creamyorzo

Blue Circle Foods sources its salmon from Kvarøy, a third-generation family farm in Norway. They’re dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans through sustainable habits. You can bet I’m one happy mama whenever I can incorporate their products into our daily meals. This creamy orzo dish is one for the books – it puts a huge smile on my face to know that my family’s enjoying something delicious and super easy to make. That’s a mom win right there!

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Would your kids eat these Happy Fish salmon patties?

Here's our surefire recipe for Creamy Orzo with Fried Salmon. Guess what? The salmon only takes 4 minutes to make! Delicious, healthy AND quick?! Sign me up! #creamyorzo

Comments

  1. I think it’s so important to introduce new and healthy foods to kids. This recipe is such a great way to do that!

  2. OMG how cute are those! I love salmon, and have a hard time getting my son to eat it as well. Maybe a cute fish shape will do the trick!

  3. I am guilty and haven’t tried very many fish dishes. I’m picky, as I like my fish fresh, meaning I caught it. One of these days, I’m going to have to get over that fear and give salmon a try. I like the cute fish shapes. This recipe sounds amazing even without salmon.

  4. Wow..! That was so cute..!❤️ ❤️ ❤️ Even me asan adult would definitely love to incorporate that to any meal..😘 Fried rice or macaroni both sounds great with these.

  5. This looks absolutely lovely. I think the kids are going to be happy seeing this. I am sure this is going to be awesome.

  6. I’m allergic to salmon but the recipe looks incredibly delicious! I bet all the salmon eating people are going to love it!

  7. Wow, That is true and looks really delicious and so creamy tasty, yummy meal that everyone gonna love it. I’ll make this one this weekend.

  8. Kids would love this fun and healthy dish. I will send this post to my sister in law so they can try this too.

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