Tilapia with Fiesta Rice

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
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
Tilapia with Fiesta Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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 until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare rice according to package directions. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl; stir in beans, corn and salsa. Microwave, covered, on high until heated through, stirring once, 2-3 minutes Serve with fish.

Nutrition 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.