Malaysian Salmon with Sticky Rice and Asian Greens Recipe

(13 ratings)

Malaysian Salmon with Sticky Rice and Greens
Total Time30 mins

This salmon recipe is full of flavour thanks to its use of fresh herbs and spices. A healthy hit of salmon and plenty of greens means it’s packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins too.

It’s super quick to make and would serve equally well as a midweek dinner as it would a fancy looking dinner party dish.



For the rice:

  • 250g Thai sticky rice, washed

For the salmon:

  • ½tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
  • 3tbsp ketjap manis

For the greens:

  • ½tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200g mangetout
  • 200g baby or spring greens, shredded
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced


  1. For the rice: Bring it to the boil along with 450ml water, cook for 15 minutes then reduce to a simmer. Gently cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and mix to fluff up the grains.
  2. For the salmon: Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the salmon skin side down for 2-3 minutes or until crisp. Mix the garlic with the chilli then add to the pan, turn over the salmon and add 1tbsp water, cook for 2 minutes then remove the salmon. Add the ketjap manis, turn up the heat and bubble for 1 minute. Pour over the salmon fillets.
  3. For the greens: Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat, add the mange tout, then after 1 minute add the spring greens, garlic and spring onions. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Top Tip for making Malaysian Salmon with Sticky Rice and Asian Greens

Ketjap Manis is a thick Indonesian soy sauce that’s sweeter than Japanese varieties - ideal for glazes, dips and marinades and available at Marks & Spencer

Katy McClelland

Katie McLelland is a food stylist, chef, recipe developer, home economist, eater-  and everything in-between. She specialises in creating recipes for social media channels to editorial and advertising content as well as the occasional bread, cake, pudding and menus in real life.

Katie is also a home economist for film and TV. Current projects including Cooking with the Stars (South Shore), Matilda (Poppet Productions), Landscapers (Sister), This Sceptered Isle (Revolution Films) and The Great season 2 (Yekaterina Uk ltd).