Salmon and Rice Chowder

Jasmine rice adds creaminess and lovely, fragrant flavor to this fish chowder made with salmon. Garnish your bowl with fresh dill for extra flavor.

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Salmon and Rice Chowder

Cooking time PREP TIME 7 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 18 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 25 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 7 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 18 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice
  • 1 lb skinless salmon fillet, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped


  • Serve up a bowl of this one-pot Salmon and Rice Chowder when you’re craving something warm, comforting and hearty. For the best results, use our fragrant Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice.

    Step 1

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan set over medium heat. Add onion, celery, garlic, thyme and smoked paprika, and sauté for 8-10 minutes, until slightly softened.

    Step 2

  • Stir in broth and cream; return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in rice; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until rice is tender.

    Step 3

  • Add salmon; cook for about 1 minute or until salmon is cooked through. Stir in dill.

    Recipe Tips

    If preferred, substitute trout or any white-fleshed fish, such as cod, haddock or halibut, in place of the salmon.

    For a lighter version of this soup, use full-fat coconut milk in place of the heavy cream.

    Ensure that your fish is cooked through before removing the chowder from the heat. The salmon flesh will turn light pink and flake easily when cooked.

Creamy Comfort

For this simple chowder, we’ve swapped out clams and other mollusks for salmon, or white-fleshed fish of choice. While classic chowder is often characterized as being difficult to make with hard-to-find ingredients, this simple version uses pantry staples like Minute® Rice, vegetable broth, cream and seasonings.

In just 3 simple steps, you can put this recipe together for a hearty lunch or dinner — all made in one pot! Perfectly simple to clean up, this is a hassle-free meal that’s also incredibly tasty. Prepare this any time you need comfort food to cozy up with!

Want more ideas for easy, home-cooked meals that will keep you satisfied? Try this Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup or a Hearty Rice Minestrone Soup. You might also want to try a Red Beans and Rice recipe, which can be made in an Instant Pot.

For another easy meal idea try our Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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