Fish with Florentine Rice Recipe

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A handful of ingredients is all you'll need to prepare Margrit Eagen's speedy skillet supper. "The entire dinner cooks in one pan and eliminates the hassle of breading and frying the fish," reports the Crestwood, Missouri reader.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (6.9 ounces) chicken-flavored rice mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3/4 cups water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 pound orange roughy or tilapia fillets
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 352 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 878mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. Set rice seasoning packet aside. In a large skillet, saute rice mix in butter. Add the water, spinach and contents of seasoning packet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Top with the fish fillets.
  2. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Fish with Florentine Rice in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p42

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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grammysfault User ID: 4035485 112572
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"Pretty mild dish, I might add some seasoning to the fish or maybe use a different "rice mix," i.e., Rice-A-Roni flavor. The rice mix was a little smushy, I would try simmering it just a little less before adding the fish. quick and easy to make, though."

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