The best meal is a fast meal....
that is the case if you are the one who has to cook! I love fish and its been a while since Ive made this dish. Jude is a really good eater so I knew he would enjoy it too.
Tonight's Menu: Tilapia and Cilantro Rice
Total cook time with prep: 20 minuets -Total cost of meal : $9 feeds family of 4
When making a dish with rice, it is suggested to start that first. I almost always use MINUTE RICE because its hard to mess it up. This is what you will need:
Box of MINUTE RICE - white or brown
Butter - I used what we had
Cilantro - chopped
White Onion - diced or sliced
Salt and Pepper - a pinch or two of each
Boil water, then add the cilantro and onion. These go first so they have extra time to become soft. You dont want to have hard pieces of onion in your soon to be fluffy rice.
Next stir in the rice and cover with a lid for 7 minutes. I say seven so it has time to cool down and get nice and moist. I usually add a table spoon of oil, stir, then cover...this is optional.
Now for the fish...
I like to use seasonings that my mom used when I was growing up. She made us fish with similar items (seen below). I love citrus flavoring with fish, amazing combo...and expected combo.
I use a full lime, flip over after the first half.
Season one side with all seasonings, flip over then season again.
The rice is done! One tip: Lightly flip / fold rice with spoon. DO NOT STIR.
Jude could not wait for the fish so he started with the rice :)
Heat a non stick pan on medium heat and add 2 table spoons of oil. The fish should start to turn white and this is a sign to flip over. If you are not too sure...take a little peek by lifting a corner of a fish.
Serve the little guys over a bed of rice and serve with a slice of lime.
Now you are ready to take it down to China Town aka your pansa aka your belly.
I chopped up the fish for Jude, and of course this fish is compeltey boneless!
Happy baby, happy mama!
I hope you guys enjoyed another one of my cooking post, and I hope I didnt already do this one. Its been a while and its hard to keep track! Let me know if you try it.