Easy fish stew with rice

    25 min

    A splendidly easy fish stew recipe that is ready in the time it takes to boil some rice. Improvise with any fresh herbs you may have to hand, or different seasonings. Instead of cod you can use tilapia, haddock or almost any other white fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 475ml water
    • 180g uncooked long-grain rice
    • 450g cod fillets
    • 1 1/2 (400g) tins whole plum tomatoes, with liquid
    • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
    • 1 teaspoon chicken stock granules
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a small saucepan, bring the 475ml of water to the boil. Stir in the rice and return to the boil; reduce the heat. Cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
    2. Using a very sharp knife, cut the fish into 1cm pieces; set aside.
    3. In a medium saucepan, combine the tomatoes (with juices), dried onions, stock granules, dried oregano, garlic granules and hot-sauce; bring to the boil and stir in the fish pieces.
    4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through.
    5. Serve the fish mixture over the rice.

    Alternatives to cod:

    Try this recipe with inexpensive fresh coley or pouting. They both belong to the cod family but are much cheaper and available in larger supermarkets or fishmongers.

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    A quick and easy Catfish stew! For a fresher taste, I have adapted the recipe, but only slightly. I use catfish nuggets and Ro-Tel tomatoes. I use fresh celery, onion, garlic clove, a strip of lemon peel and fresh thyme, when available. I use hot pepper flakes, instead of hot pepper sauce, and no salt. Diners are able to add salt, or not, to their own taste.  -  30 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Easy and fast! Tasted wonderful, will be making again. I added red pepper flakes and used diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil. Added okra too. It was fabulous.  -  21 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Well, I guess I've never tasted the original recipe. But this sounded good, so I tried it. It was very fishy & nobody would eat it, including me. Sorry to say I wasted alot of money & alot of catfish, only to throw it down the drain.  -  22 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)