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Tilapia with Jasmine Rice Recipe

Tilapia with Jasmine Rice Recipe

“To die for,” is how Shirl Parsons of Cape Carteret, North Carolina describes this recipe for tender, full-flavored tilapia. Fragrant jasmine rice brings a special touch to the mouthwatering dish. And it gets better—each serving has only 5 grams of fat!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, rice and butter to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • 2. Combine the seasonings; sprinkle over fillets. Place salad dressing in a large skillet; cook over medium heat until heated through. Add fish; cook for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with rice. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet with 3/4 cup rice equals 356 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 91 mg cholesterol, 743 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 35 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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