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Salmon and Corn Chowder

Here's a tasty way to get those omega-3 fatty acids into your diet.



1 cup brown rice
8 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken stock
1 tablespoon ginger purée
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups (one pound) sweet corn (thawed, if using frozen)
¼ cup flour
1 pound salmon, cut into one-inch cubes
½ cup chopped cilantro
½ cup chopped scallions, green and white parts



Salmon and corn chowder; Go Red for Women Heart Healthy RecipesPlace the rice, stock, and ginger purée in a large saucepan and set over high heat. Boil until the rice is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Remove from stove and set aside.

In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, bring the olive oil to the smoking point. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, turmeric, thyme, bay leaf, curry, salt, sugar, and corn to the pot and sauté for 5 minutes.


Stir in the flour to coat the vegetables. Add the cooked rice and stock to the soup and let it simmer for 5 minutes.


Add the salmon and remove the pot from the stove. Let the soup rest for 5-10 minutes to cook the salmon through. Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve immediately. Garnish with chopped scallions, if desired.


Serves 10


Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories 236
Total Fat 5.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 6 g
Protein 15 g
Dietary Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 starch

This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Face The Fats program. Recipe copyright © 2007 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere.