Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

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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)

eleanormayo's picture

I agree, the rice in this one is a complete winner! I used brown long grain rice and added a finely chopped leek. I had no lemon zest, just juice, but we really enjoyed the whole dish.

embloom's picture

Wonderful dish. Very easy and very tasty.

lalybaba's picture

Made this for tea last night. I added courgette to the rice as suggested otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. Like many people, I loved the rice and will definitly do again as it went down a storm with the rest of the family too. Personally I'm not sure I like the combination with very lemony fish juices....but will definitly do both rice and fish again just not serve them together.

carlisc's picture

Rice was absolutely lovely, will definitely be making this one again!

nuneatonrob's picture

Looks so impressive, tastes so good, yet is easy to make. I added finely grated Ginger to the rice, the 2nd time I cooked this and it worked a treat for me.
Definately on my future menu!

57406112's picture

Yum - Yum The subtle flavours of the rice complemented the fish beautifully. I added flaked almonds to the rice at the end with some spinach as previously recommended.

emilyb00's picture

Very tasty and quick to make!
The carrot pilaf was especially good!

embles's picture

Lovely dish, and I felt very virtuous after! Will become a weekly favourite I think.

cal2002's picture

This was lovely! Agree with everyone in saying the rice was gorgeous, the coriander on top of the fish became a little crispy though but still very yummy. Definitely in my favourites from now on!

facage's picture

Excellent! Simple, quick and easy to prepare. Well done!

jdwillow26's picture

I really like this recipe and so did my partner who before I made this told me that he did not like eating fish. It has now become a favourite in our house.

polly_cook's picture

I made this last night for some friends. I also added peas to the recipe, and as my friend didn't have any cumin I used mild curry powder instead and it was very nice.

Would cook it again as it was so easy and tasty.

sandysmudge's picture

lovely, put frozen peas and also some of the chopped coriander to the rice. will definately make again.

benadam's picture

This was fantastic. A recipe I would never had chosen had the reviews not drawn my attention to it. I actually halved the quantities to make for two which worked fine but as my son loved it too next time I will make for the whole family. The only thing I changed was to use fish stock as I didn't realise I had run out of Veg stock. Result was lovely

barbaracox48's picture

This was delicous, liked the rice will make again as family enjoy it so much.

jeanius's picture

We loved the rice although it took a little longer to absorb the stock. Fish gorgeous. Agree that the rice is the star here and will find other ways to use it in the future.

djmcnae's picture

Rice was a winner with all and for me the fish lovely although my two little ones ate all the rice and left the fish!

lawtie75's picture

It was absolutely delicious. Made this for lunch and just wanted more and more. The rice is full of flavour and compliments the fish well!

lucieglobal's picture

Lovely, I've never tasted such a nice rice dish, will definately make it again!


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