Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

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(66 ratings)

Prep: 8 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A superhealthy supper: low fat and containing a good source of beta-carotene. Great for keeping those New Year's resolutions and quick to make too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre3g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.31g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 skinless cod fillets, about 175g/6oz each



    A popular mild-flavoured saltwater fish mainly found in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Cod…

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • zest and juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 large carrots, grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 600ml vegetable stock


  1. Heat the grill pan to high, then line with double thickness foil and curl up the edges to catch the juices. Brush lightly with oil and put the cod on top. Sprinkle over the coriander, lemon zest and juice and drizzle with a little more of the oil. Season with salt and pepper, then grill for 10-12 mins until the fish flakes easily.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan. Add the onion and cumin and fry for a few mins. Add the carrots and stir well, then stir in the rice until glistening. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Cover and cook gently for about 10 mins until the rice is tender and the stock absorbed. Spoon the rice onto 4 warm plates, top with cod and pour over the pan juices.

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Comments (56)

jeannieszumski's picture

Very enjoyable and impressive enough for entertaining.

I have cooked this twice and found the stock quantities a little generous and would reduce by approx 50mls next time.
When the rice is cooked I also covered the pan with a clean tea towel to absorb the steam - an old Delia trick that works well.

cherylhutchinson's picture

delicious, very easy to make

jillbrain's picture

Added frozen runner beans, worked well, brilliant recipe

stephanie123's picture

This is FAB..can not be healthy, too good !!! Will become a firm favourite...

mayjane's picture

Very tasty - went down well with whole family. I added some frozen broad beans to the rice during the last few minutes of it cooking.

twobit's picture

Tried this recipe with afew alterations.

I used cobbler (apparently smoked is great but they didnt have any, the man on the fish counter recommended this) instead of cod (Cheaper and tastes fantastic), also added some smoked haddock.

Thanks to Debbie as added the spinach and the rice tasted fantastic and was not stoddy at all.

Will defienetly do this recipe again but only change next time as above is less lemon but also i might try it with one fish probably the cobbler :D

astonished's picture

Absolutely lovely and really easy to make. The rice was fantastic and will definately do this again.

melanieday's picture

I made this recipie - it was really easy - the rice was expecially tasty.

aliinmegeve's picture

Also forgot to give stars - oops!

aliinmegeve's picture

The fish was delicous, the rice was yummy and fluffy. Normally when I cook rice I produce stodgy gloopy mulch even after rinsing, so was super pleased when the rice turned out perfectly. A dish that will be a regular on my table.

villan's picture

Very Nice and easy to Make!

nanamarriott's picture

Can only agree with other comments made it our meal for last night and used the excess rice in a meal to-day with meat very tasty

kirstienic's picture

Sorry - missed the rating off.

kirstienic's picture

The whole recipe was very good and the rice in particular was really nice cooked like this (the kids demolished it). I would do the rice again as a side dish with meat and other fish.

litjens's picture

Just made this tonight and it is Absolutely delicous, lots of flavours. Highly recommended

dibdobdeb's picture

Absolutely delicious - will make again and again. I stirred baby spinach through the pilaff just before end of cooking to add even more goodness.


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