Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 17, 2022
I love healthy living and tilapia is a staple in my kitchen. Fresh vegetables are always good but take more prep time, so I use boil-in-bag rice for a shortcut. —Rosalin Johnson, Tupelo, Mississippi
Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pepper and onion stir-fry blend
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 envelope fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Optional toppings: Cubed avocado, sour cream and salsa


  1. Sprinkle fillets with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add fillets; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
  2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add squash; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add stir-fry blend and tomatoes; cook until vegetables are tender, 6-8 minutes longer. Stir in fajita seasoning mix; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes longer.
  3. In a small bowl, mix beans, salt and pepper. Divide rice among 4 serving bowls; layer with beans, vegetables and fillets. If desired, serve with toppings.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 538 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1365mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 10g fiber), 33g protein.