Ahhh!!! This was soooo gooooooooodddd!!
But first – why is it so hard for people to cook rice in a pot?? Seriously, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the bag/box of rice! I mean….
I went over to my girlfriends apt the other night for dinner and for the umpteenth time, she was burning the rice. I’m thinking, “What is the deal!?!” Blows my mind. Everytime.
It’s got to be one of two things; either she has terrible, uneven, Doomsday Prepper type medieval pots…OR… she’s simply not simmering.
Anyway, I chose do to something Asian- inspired this time around and Wild Basmati Rice is a great supporting starch because I find that it brings out the flavor profile of whatever it’s served with.
Asian Fish Bowl and Wild Basmati
What I Used:
2/3 Fillets of White Fish [I used Cod]. Cornstarch. Fresh Limes. Maple Syrup [pure]. Garlic Cloves. Soy Sauce [low sodium]. Wild Basmati Rice. Fresh Baby Spinach. Olive Oil. Salt. Pepper. Red Pepper Flakes.
What I Did:
I swear I start each post with “I heated the oven to ____ deg”…
400 in this case.
Then, I cooked 1 cup [dry] of the Wild Basmati Rice as directed on the bag.
Then in a small saucepan, I sauteed 1 tbsp of diced Garlic and 2 tbsp of the Red Pepper Flakes in 1 tbsp of Olive Oil. I let this go on for about 1 min then before adding 3 tbsp of Maple Syrup, 2 tbsp of Lime Juice and 4 tbsp of Soy Sauce. I mixed this in and let it cook over a medium heat until it started bubbling.
In a separate bowl, I mixed 2 tsp of Cornstarch in with 4 tbsp of Water and added that in when my Soy Syrup (like that?) started to bubble.
I stirred it all around until it began to thicken [about 1 min] and then set it aside.
Next, I arranged the Fish fillets on a tinfoil-lined baking sheet, seasoned them lightly with Salt & Pepper and spread 1 tbsp of my Soy Syrup evenly over each fillet. Then I set them in the oven to roast for about 12 mins.
While that was going on, I warmed another tbsp of Olive Oil in a pan and sauteed 2 packages of Baby Spinach until the spinach was wilted.
When it came time to serve, I divided the rice into our bowls, topped it with some spinach….
and concluded by adding a fillet of fish [broken into larger pieces] over the Spinach and drizzling each bowl with the remaining sauce.
Oh! And if you have some Sesame Seeds [black or white], definitely sprinkle them on! Sadly…I didn’t have any….
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