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Tilapia with Jasmine Rice

This tender, full-flavored tilapia with fragrant jasmine rice is absolutely to die for. And it gets better—each serving has only 5 grams of fat! —Shirl Parsons, Cape Carteret, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    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 Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine water, rice and butter; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix seasonings; sprinkle over tilapia. In a large skillet, heat salad dressing over medium heat until hot. Add fillets; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with rice.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet with 3/4 cup rice: 412 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 615mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • erinn624
    Jul 11, 2020

    My family loved this dish! It was super easy to triple the tilapia recipe, and it was so delicious. I sprinkled the seasoning on both sides of the fish before cooking it in the Italian dressing, and simply served it over boil-in-bag jasmine rice. I will definitely make this again and again.

  • PrplMonky5
    May 17, 2020

    Really tasty! My husband and I both liked this. I used Old Bay as the seafood seasoning. One thing I did not like was that it turned out very oily, I suppose due to all the oil in Italian dressing. I'll try to figure out a less oily alternative for next time.

  • Nancn58
    Nov 5, 2017

    My husband & I just tried this recipe. It was wonderful. We didn't care one way or the other about the jasmine rice. It was good but nothing great. We also added asparagus to the meal. The next time we make this we'll have it with brown rice.

  • Nancn58
    Nov 5, 2017

    My husband & I just tried this recipe. It was wonderful. We didn't care one way or the other about the jasmine rice. It was good but nothing great. We also added asparagus to the meal. The next time we make this we'll have it with brown rice.

  • tlbdlb4evr
    Jun 6, 2014

    Absolutely delicious! I was skeptical until I tasted it. I used Zesty Italian dressing and Old Bay Seasoning. Will be fixing this one again and have even added to my Recipe Box.

  • ShawnyD
    Feb 23, 2013

    This was not my favorite, but my finicky 7 year old who only likes her fish fried ate it up! Worth making again just for her.

  • BLA526
    Aug 21, 2012

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  • cash007
    Nov 18, 2011

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  • scrapo
    Nov 3, 2011

    Very tasty! I baked the tilapia and topped with a little bit of breadcrumbs instead of doing in the skillet and still turned out very yummy.

  • missalyssa
    Feb 7, 2011

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