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Tilapia with Fiesta Rice Recipe

Tilapia with Fiesta Rice Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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