Rice and fish go together hand in hand! If you want a few recipes to try the next time you crave some fish, here is a list with some of the easiest and most popular dishes! These are perfect for sharing since sharing is caring, or just for enjoying some good meals all by yourself. A lot of famous chefs mix rice and fish meat so why wouldn’t you?
Rice is easy to cook but there are a few tricks you should know before you start.
It needs to be washed very well before the cooking process starts. If not washed right, it will get smelly and it will spoil way faster than it should. Put it in a bowl, add cold water and swirl it until the water runs clear.
Cooking with rice is all about hydration. Wholegrain, glutinous and wild rice needs to be well soaked before preparing the dish. And Japanese short-grain rice should be soaked for about 30 minutes. Another good tip would be to add some garlic when you’re done with cooking it. It gives it a nice flavor.
The important thing is to drain it well, around 10-15 minutes.
Lemony Fish over Vegetables and Rice
This is a healthy recipe and it is perfect for sharing since it yields 4 servings. Give it a shot and if you like it, do not forget to recommend it to others, as well.
In a 12-inch non-stick pan, cook 1 package (6.2 ounces) of fried rice (rice and vermicelli mix with almonds and Oriental seasonings) and 2 tablespoons of margarine or butter over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every once in a while, until the rice is golden brown. Mix the water with the seasoning packet from the rice mix and a half teaspoon of a grated lemon peel. Heat to the boiling point and after that reduce the heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.
Stir in 1 bag (1 pound) of frozen corn, broccoli, and red peppers. Heat to the boiling point, stirring occasionally. Cut 1 pound mild-flavored fish fillets, about a half inch thick, into 4 serving pieces; arrange on rice mixture. Sprinkle fish with a half teaspoon of lemon-pepper seasoning; drizzle with 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Reduce the heat. Cover everything and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes or until the fish starts to flake easily with your fork and the vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley.
And here you have it, an easy to prepare, a healthy and quick recipe that only takes 35 minutes to make. There you have it, 4 servings for you and your loved ones. It works best with salad, lemonade – or a glass of wine- and your loved ones at the table. Enjoy!
Lentil rice with turmeric fish
Far from their bland reputation, lentils can add rich, nutty flavor to your meals.
Heat half of a tablespoon of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add one brown onion, finely chopped, and 2 garlic cloves, crushed, and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens.
Add 1 cup (200g) basmati rice and stir to coat. Add 1 and a half cups (375ml) Massel vegetable liquid stock and 2 tablespoons lemon juice and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. Add 100g green beans, chopped, and 400g can lentils, rinsed, drained, and use a fork to stir through. Set aside, covered, for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine 1 and a half teaspoons of ground turmeric, 1 and a half teaspoons of ground cumin, a half teaspoon of chili flakes and a half tablespoon of olive oil in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add 8 (about 800g) white fish fillets (such as bream or whiting) and turn to coat in spice mixture.
Heat a sizeable non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the fish fillets and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until just cooked through. After that just remove from the heat source.
Spoon the rice evenly on the serving plates. Top with fish and serve immediately with lemon wedges.
There you have it, 4 servings of lentil rice with turmeric fish, in just 15 min.
White Fish with Tomato and Cheese Rice
This delicious, easy to make, fish casserole will satisfy all your loved ones!
The fresh cod is served with rice, broccoli, and tomatoes and is, of course, covered in a layer of delicious cheese. If you are a cheese lover, this is a suitable recipe for you! Those who made it liked the smell of it and the cheesy flavored taste. Maybe white fish sounds a little intimidating at first since it is not that easy to cook, but this dish is really easy to make and it’s worth a shot.
Bring 1 and a half cups of chicken broth, a half cup of rice, a quarter teaspoon of Italian seasoning, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder to the boiling point in a sizeable pan. Spoon the mixture into a baking dish (greased) and bake for ten minutes at 375 degrees. Top with 3 cups of chopped broccoli, 1 cup diced tomatoes, and then the fish, 1 pound of cod.
Add a dash of paprika over the fish. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with a half cup of shredded cheese and bake for 2 more minutes.
And done! There you have 4 serving for you and your loved ones. Even if it will take 35 minutes of cooking, it will be worth, for a flavorsome, tasteful meal like this, anytime! Enjoy it with your friends. Your cooking skills will certainly surprise them and this amazing dish will amaze their senses.