When you’re trying to eat more healthily, one thing you can do to achieve that is to add more fish to your diet. Fish is as good a source of protein as meat, and it’s rich in Vitamin E and essential fatty acids too. Plus, fish dishes can be quite yummy, like this fish and rice taco bowls recipe. It’s perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner.
These fish and rice taco bowls are very easy to make and takes nearly no time at all. You simply spice up the fish and grill them in a non-stick pan. Set aside the fish once it’s done and then cook the rest of the ingredients except for the rice in the same pan. Assemble everything in a bowl, add your choice of toppings and dig in. This simple yet delicious and nutritious recipe is from Lindsay of Pinch of Yum.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
3-4 tilapia filets (or other fish filet of your choice)
1-2 cloves minced garlic
1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels (sliced off the cob is the best)
1 red onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 can black beans
cooked brown rice (I used about 2 cups)
fresh cilantro, avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, or pico de gallo for topping
- Mix the spices together in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over both sides of the fish filets. (I like to season my fish a LOT, but just sprinkle on however much looks good to you.) Add salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, heat a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add the fish filets to the pan. Grill the fish on each side for several minutes, checking the middle for doneness (fish should be completely white and flake apart easily). Remove fish filets and set aside.
- Add corn, red peppers, and onions to the pan with no additional oil. Heat over high heat for several minutes WITHOUT stirring to get a brown/black roasted look on the outside. Repeat for several minutes (stir, wait, stir, wait) until the peppers and onions are tender-crisp. Add the black beans and heat through.
- Layer rice, corn/pepper mixture, and fish in a bowl – or mix everything together in the skillet. Top with any of the toppings listed above!
Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Pinch of Yum.