I’m a big fan of meal-in-a-bowl recipes, and while this one doesn’t have to be in a bowl, it’s quite easy to serve and eat as a whole given that the flavors and textures compliment one another. Bowl recipes also pack well as traveling meals and leftovers.
The chili lime cauliflower rice has a “dirty spice” flavoring that complements the seasoning on the blackened salmon, and the lime complements both the fish and the chili seasoning. If you’re interested in discovering flavor affinities to build recipes, I suggest checking out The Flavor Bible.
You can substitute parts of this recipe depending on what you have around or what you favor. For example, you can use blackened chicken instead of salmon, or roasted broccoli instead of asparagus, or fajita-style onions and peppers could be slipped in this mix as well.