Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

Coriander cod with carrot pilaf

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Prep: 8 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 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
    Cod

    Cod

    kod

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

  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 large carrots, grated
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

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

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 600ml vegetable stock

Method

  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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fionapacke
31st Jul, 2011
We tried this with lime, it was a great alternative! Very good recipe, cheap and easy!
eleanormayo
27th Apr, 2011
5.05
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
24th Mar, 2011
5.05
Wonderful dish. Very easy and very tasty.
lalybaba
24th Mar, 2011
4.05
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
13th Mar, 2011
5.05
Rice was absolutely lovely, will definitely be making this one again!
nuneatonrob
11th Feb, 2011
5.05
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
2nd Feb, 2011
4.05
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
13th Jan, 2011
4.05
Very tasty and quick to make! The carrot pilaf was especially good!
fionaskentfood
9th Jan, 2011
4.05
We loved this, I did ours with brown rice, lovely and textural and nutty, takes longer this way though, but well worth the extra time, the fish was fantastic and this converted my fish loving/brown rice hating husband to appreciate brown rice. It's on my blog too http://fionaskentfood.blogspot.com/2011/01/grilled-cod-with-carrot-pilaf.html
embles
14th Oct, 2010
5.05
Lovely dish, and I felt very virtuous after! Will become a weekly favourite I think.

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