Bacon & fish o'leekie

Bacon & fish o'leekie

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal437
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein35g
  • salt1.8g
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  • 1 leek, finely sliced and washed



    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 100g smoked back bacon, chopped
  • 500ml hot vegetable stock
  • 300g American easy-cook rice



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 500g cod or haddock fillet, skinned and diced into large chunks



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

  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon



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


  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.

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5th Oct, 2017
10 minutes is way to long for the fish. I add the fish for the last 4 minutes of cooking time but check it after 3 especially if it is chopped. Overcooked fish id awful and can ruin a dish
17th Oct, 2009
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.
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23rd Apr, 2009
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
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20th Apr, 2009
This sounds great but none of the supermarkets in my area sell American easy-cook rice. would any easy-cook rice suffice???
14th Oct, 2008
what if i dont have a microwave? can i bake it in the oven?
17th Feb, 2008
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.
8th Nov, 2007
Very easy to make, but was overpowered by the lemon, will make again using less lemon. Might also include some mussels or prawns
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