Bacon & fish o'leekie

Bacon & fish o'leekie

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

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Serves 4

A great way to get kids to eat fish - this low-fat dish is simply made in the microwave

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  • 1 leek, finely sliced and washed
  • 100g smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 300g American easy-cook rice
  • 500g cod or haddock fillet, skinned and diced into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

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  1. Put the leeks and bacon in a medium microwavable dish with 4 tablespoons of the stock. Cover the dish with cling film, pierce the cling film with a knife and microwave on High for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir the rice and remaining stock into the leek and bacon and continue to cook uncovered in the microwave for a further 5 minutes. Gently stir in the fish chunks, cover the dish with cling film, pierce the cling film with a knife and cook for a further 10 minutes, until the fish and rice are done.
  3. Stir in the parsley, lemon zest and juice. Leave to stand for 2-3 minutes and serve straight from the dish.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2002

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elastagirl's picture

I've cooked this lots of times - quick, easy, tasty and healthy. I often add more veg into the dish to steam along with it about 1/2 way through cooking. Small broccoli florets and chopped green beans work well. So do frozen peas and sweetcorn.

jburton's picture

Well i have noticed on this site another recipe very similar to this called Fish o'leekie and this uses Basmati rice, i have this in the cupboard at home so i will give it a try using this instead of American easy cook rice.
Im making it tonight so i will be back to let you know how it went, i have taken note on the lemon quantity so will use less than recipe states. x

jburton's picture

This sounds great but none of the supermarkets in my area sell American easy-cook rice. would any easy-cook rice suffice???

basusandy's picture

what if i dont have a microwave? can i bake it in the oven?

purpleloops's picture
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This dish is very quick and easy to make, I will make again but like KathrynMag I will use less lemon because it does tend to dominate the other flavours.

kathrynmagill's picture
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Very easy to make, but was overpowered by the lemon, will make again using less lemon. Might also include some mussels or prawns