Super Easy Fish Rice

This super easy fish rice dish is bursting with flavors. It’s a delicious way to turn a simple rice dish in a weeknight dinner for the whole family.

Easy fish rice on a dish bowl

If you are looking for easy dinner ideas you are in the right place! This easy fish recipe is perfect for those days when you're short on time!
We know that rice can be made in many different ways, you can add simple ingredients like yellow peppers, beef, lemon, fish... you name it. If you use the right rice and the perfect seasonings you will end up with a delicious dish full of flavors that can be served at any time.
In this recipe we mix rice with delicious pieces of fish. The process to make this recipe is very simple, the first thing to do is cook the rice and remove the skin and bones. The second step is to mix the tender fish cut into pieces in a delicious tomato sauce made with fresh tomatoes, onion, olive oil and garlic. Finally, just add the rice, the fish cooking water and wait a couple of minutes for the rice to cook. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to add extra flavor and you're done.
It's the perfect comfort food to serve for dinner. The whole family will enjoy the smell and flavors of this tasty and easy meal.

More tasty and easy rice recipes you might like: Easy tuna rice, Fish and peas rice, Easy chicken rice with peppers or Rice with pork ribs and peppers.

Below you will find the step-by-step guide, total time prep and nutritional information for this recipe.

INGREDIENTS FOR EASY FISH RICE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Fish - Cooked tender hake cut into pieces. (you can use other type of fish, depends on your personal taste)
  • Rice - Rice cooked in the fish cooking water. Long-grain rice or medium-grain rice. Long-grain rice is looser while medium-grain rice is creamier and absorb much more the flavors.
  • Garlic and onion - Peeled garlic and chopped onion. Ingredients that add flavor to the recipe. If you prefer, you can season the fish with garlic powder.
  • Olive oil - The key ingredient to make the tomato sauce. Adds a little more creaminess and taste to the sauce.
  • Bay leaf - Extra flavor.
  • Tomato - Peeled tomato cut into small chunks. Adds color and flavor.
  • Salt and pepper - To season the fish.
  • Parsley - Chopped parsley. Adds a nice fresh flavor to the recipe.
  • Water - At least 1 liter (4 cups) of water to cook the fish.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE EASY FISH RICE

Step 1: In a medium saucepan with salted water, add the fish, a peeled small onion, bay leaf and olive oil. Boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes.

Step 2: When the fish is cooked, drain it with a skimmer. Remove the skin and bones and cut the fish into pieces. Reserve the cooking water.

Step 3: In a large saucepan, pour 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, chopped onion, peeled tomato cut into small chunks and the peeled garlic. Cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.

Step 4: Add the fish pieces and the rice and season with a teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir, pour the fish cooking water (about 600 ml (2 1/2 cups)) and boil over medium-high heat.

Step 5: When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 6: Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Easy fish rice on a dish bowl

RECIPE TIPS

After the rice is cooked, turn off the heat, cover de pan and let the rice rest for about 5 minutes.

Always cook the rice with the pan covered and over low heat to prevent the rice from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?
The rice cooking time may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.
Can I replace fresh tomatoes with tomato pulp?
For this recipe we suggest making it with fresh tomatoes. You can add 1 or 2 tablespoons of tomato pulp to add more color and creaminess to the recipe.
Can I add curry?
Absolutely! Add 1 teaspoon curry powder.
Can I add peas or carrots?
Yes, you can add both! Add the peas and carrots cut in small pieces at the same time as the tomatoes.
Can I add red pepper or green pepper?
Yes, you can add both! Cut into strips and add at the same time as the tomatoes.
Can I add paprika?
Absolutely! For a spicy tomato sauce add 1 teaspoon paprika.

Super Easy Fish Rice

Easy fish rice on a dish bowl

This super easy fish rice dish is bursting with flavors. It’s a delicious way to turn a simple rice dish in a weeknight dinner for the whole family.

5.00 from 1 reviews


    Category:Fish, Main dishes, Recipes, Rice
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:10 m
    Cook Time:35 m
    Total Time:45 m

    Ingredients

    • 700 grams (1 1/2 pounds) hake
    • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) rice
    • 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 small onion to cook the fish
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 3 medium ripe tomatoes
    • Pepper (to taste)
    • Parsley (to taste)
    • A drizzle of olive oil to cook the fish
    • Salt (to taste)
    • At least 1 liter (4 cups) of water to cook the fish

    Directions

    1. In a medium saucepan with salted water, add the fish, a peeled small onion, bay leaf and olive oil. Boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes.
    2. When the fish is cooked, drain it with a skimmer. Remove the skin and bones and cut the fish into pieces. Reserve the cooking water.
    3. In a large saucepan, pour 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil, chopped onion, peeled tomato cut into small chunks and the peeled garlic. Cook over low heat until the tomato start to break down, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add the fish pieces and the rice and season with a teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir, pour the fish cooking water (about 600 ml (2 1/2 cups)) and boil over medium-high heat.
    5. When starts boiling, reduce to low heat and cook about 10 to 12 minutes.
    6. Turn off the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve (you can season the rice with a few drops of lemon juice).
    Super Easy Fish Rice
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 742
    Total Fat 62 g(95%)
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g(13%)
    Cholesterol 276 mg(92%)
    Sodium 345 mg(14%)
    Total Carbohydrate 59.5 g(20%)
    Protein 81.5 g
     

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