Fish Recipe with Homemade Spice Rub and Lemony Rice – One Pot Meal – Everyday Food with Sarah Carey

The key to a great one-pot dinner is building flavor in the pot, which is exactly what we do here. First you saute onion and garlic in a bit of butter. (Mmmm, I can smell that already!) Then you add some basmati rice, lemon zest and juice, chicken broth, and zucchini and let that cook for a bit. Next you place a few fish fillets right on top of the rice. It all cooks together!

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But here’s the real trick: The fish is flavored with a homemade spice blend made of coriander, ginger, paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. You’re going to love it SO much, in fact, that I suggest making more than what you need so that you’ll always have it on hand. Give it a try and let me know what you think on our Facebook page!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Serves 4


4 teaspoons unsalted butter
1 small yellow onion, diced small
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
1 cup basmati rice
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds (optional)
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 teaspoons Coriander Spice Mix
1 pound cod or other firm white-fleshed fish, cut into 4 fillets

In a medium saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, 4 minutes. Stir in rice and poppy seeds (if using) and cook 1 minute. Stir in lemon zest and juice, broth, and zucchini and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook 13 minutes. Sprinkle spice mix over fish. Arrange fish snugly in a single layer, spice side up, on top of rice, cover, and cook until rice is tender and fish is opaque throughout, 5 to 7 minutes.


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Nutritional Info: per serv (makes 4): 348 cal; 5 g fat; 32 g protein; 41 g carb; 2 g fiber

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Sarah Carey is the editor of Everyday Food magazine and her job is to come up with the best ways to make fast, delicious food at home. But she’s also a mom to two hungry kids, so the question “What’s for dinner?” is never far from her mind — or theirs, it seems! Her days can get crazy busy (whose don’t?), so these videos are all about her favorite fast, fresh meals — and the tricks she uses to make it all SO much easier.

Fish Recipe with Homemade Spice Rub and Lemony Rice – One Pot Meal – Everyday Food with Sarah Carey