Tilapia with Fiesta Rice Recipe
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Tilapia with Fiesta Rice Recipe

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I often use my husband’s fresh-caught bass or catfish for this recipe, but tilapia, salmon and even chicken will do. —Tarin Hauck, Minneapolis, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve brown rice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 3/4 cup rice mixture: 424 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 874mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 41g protein.


  1. Place tilapia in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Mix chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper; sprinkle over fish. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 10-12 minutes or until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl; stir in beans, corn and salsa. Microwave, covered, on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Serve with fish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Tilapia with Fiesta Rice in Simple & Delicious February/March 2014, p2-5

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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