Fish with Rice Recipe

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Here show you my Fish with Rice Recipe in Mediterranean style. 

This is an ideal dish for the summer and warm temperatures:

It contains a lot of protein and is easily digestible. 

Whether on your own terrace, balcony or simply with the windows wide open …

For the preparation you need little of your valuable time, most of the time remains for your pleasure!

I wish you good luck and a good appetite! 

1. Recipe Fish with Rice

Now you can give free rein to your culinary art with my simple step by step instructions.

I wish you good success. Please write me a comment…

Fried Fish with Rice in Mediterranean Style

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 879
Total Time 27 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 12 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing fish with rice.

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Fish fried with rice recipe picture.
Fish fried with rice recipe image © Thomas Sixt


Fisch Fillet Ingredients

400 g cod fish (or redfish or hake)
50 g flour (for flouring the fish)
3 tbs oil
80 g butter (or clarified butter)
2 pinches Salt
1 pinch Pepper

Tomato Rice with Grilled Tomato, Zucchini and Basil Chips

120 g Basmati rice
1 can tomatoes (I use chunky tomatoes.)
4 pc spring onions (fresh)
1 pc clove of garlic (fresh)
180 ml Vegetable broth
1/2 tsp brown sugar
15 g butter
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper
1 tsp thyme (fresh)
1 tsp majoram (fresh)
8 pc fresh basil leaves
5 tbs oil (for frying the basil leaves)
1 pinch Salt
1 pc Courgette
1 tbs oil (for frying the courgette cubes)

Vine Tomatoes from the Oven

3 panicles vine tomatoes (small tomatoes)
2 tbs oliv oil
2 tbs brown sugar
2 pinches Salt
1 pinch Pepper

Tomato Sauce

2 panicles vine tomatoes from the oven
1 tsp majoram
some Salt (according to taste)
some Pepper (according to taste)

Basil Pesto

1 bunch basil
3 tbs pine nuts
60 g parmesan (or Pecorino hard cheese)
4 tbs oliv oil
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper


Ingredients for fish with a side dish of rice on the kitchen board.
Ingredients for the recipe fish with rice.

Prepare Ingredients

Here are the ingredients for our dish at a glance.

Marinated cocktail tomatoes before cooking in the oven.
Marinated cocktail tomatoes prepared for stewing and caramelizing.

Prepare tomatoes

Prepare the tomatoes:

Place the small tomatoes on the panicle in a roaster, marinate with olive oil, sugar, salt and pepper.

Cook in the oven at 220°C for about 15-25 minutes.

Caramelized stewed tomatoes close-up
Braised tomatoes, caramelized.

Provide tomatoes

Keep a part of the tomatoes warm in the oven until serving.

Place the plates in the oven to serve.

Switch off the oven!

Use the rest of the tomatoes for the tomato sauce.

Preparing tomato sauce made easy.
Oven tomatoes, braised and caramelized tomatoes in a blender.

Prepare tomato sauce

Add the tomato stock from the roaster, season with salt, pepper, sugar and marjoram.

Finely mixed tomato sauce.
Mixed tomato sauce

Finish tomato sauce

Mix the tomato sauce and season to taste.

You can either pass the sauce through a fine sieve or add fibre to the fish.

Keep the tomato sauce warm.

Basil leaves on a board.
Basil leaves plucked.

Prepare basil

Use basil without the stems and pluck out only the basil leaves.

Crispy basil, the leaves taste delicious.
Crispy fried basil leaves.

Preparing Basil Crisps

Heat enough oil in a pan and fry the basil leaves.

Lightly season with salt.

To drain the frying fat, place the basil chips on a kitchen paper.

Prepare zucchini.
Prepare zucchini

Preparing Courgettes

Prepare the courgettes for frying in a pan.

Wash, dry and quarter the courgettes and remove the inner part.

Zucchini diced photographed on a board.
Diced zucchini

Cutting Courgettes

Cut the courgettes into cubes of about 1 cm in size.

fried zucchini cubes in a pan.
Seared zucchini cubes.

Roast Courgettes

Roast the courgettes briefly in a pan with a little oil.

Roasted pine nuts in a pan.
Roasted pine nuts

Prepare pine nuts

Roast pine nuts WITHOUT oil in a pan.

Pesto ingredients in a blender jar
Ingredients for Pesto Genovese in a blender jar.

Prepare Basil Pesto

Put basil, roasted pine nuts, olive oil, grated parmesan, salt and pepper in a chopper.

Pesto in a blender jar.
Freshly prepared basil pesto in a blender jar.

Mix basil pesto

Mix the ingredients to make a fine pesto.

Homemade basil pesto photographed in a glass.
Pesto Genovese photographed in a glass.

Provide pesto

Pour the finished basil pesto into a screwable jar.

A part of the pesto is later used for decoration on the plate.

Boil rice, fry rice with onions and butter beforehand.
Rice with onions and butter when frying and rice "toast".

Prepare rice

Cut the spring onions into rings and sauté in a pan with butter and rice.

Fry the finely chopped fresh garlic briefly.

Add the chunky tomatoes to the rice.
Add canned tomatoes to the rice.

Tomatoes supplement

Add the tomatoes to the rice in the pot.

Tomato rice with vegetable broth in a saucepan.
Top up the tomato rice with vegetable stock.

Cook tomato rice

Add the vegetable stock.

Ready-cooked tomato rice.
Cooked tomato rice on a wooden spoon.

Complete rice

Let the rice simmer for 12 minutes at low heat.

Please cook the dish in the pot WITHOUT lid, otherwise the green ingredients turn grey.

Prepare cod for frying, prepare fish and flour.
Prepare the fish fillet for frying and turn it in the flour.

Prepare fish fillet

Remove bones as good as you can.

Portion the fish fillets into suitable pieces so that they remain large enough for the plate.

In same time are easy to turn in the pan without breaking.

Turn the cod fillet in flour, season beforehand.
Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper and place in the flour. Turn the fish fillet in flour.

Flour fish fillet

After cleaning, dab the fish pieces dry, season with pepper and salt, turn in flour.

Fish fillet fried in a pan, now toss in butter.
Fry the fish turned in flour in a pan with sunflower oil. Add butter.

Fry fish fillet

Fry the fillets in oil (or clarified butter) on both sides until hot.

The fish does not need more than 3 minutes per side.

Fish fillet in the pan with foamed butter.
Pan the fish fillet in the foamed butter.

Finish fish fillet

Reduce the frying temperature slightly.

Now add butter to the fried fish for the fine butter taste and fry again on both sides for 2 minutes.

If you use clarified butter for frying you can save this step!

Fried cod served on Mediterranean rice.
Fish fried with rice recipe picture.

Arrange and serve

Arrange on warm plates:

–> First spread the rice over the centre of the plate.

–> Spread the fried courgette cubes on the rice.

–> Decorate with the pesto and crispy basil chips.

–> Place fried fish fillets hot and fresh from the pan on top of the rice.

–> Garnish with the caramelized tomatoes.

–> Serve the tomato sauce separately at the table for self-service.

Enjoy your meal!


2. Nutritional Information

3. Buy, prepare and fry Fish Fillet

Here a small overview, so that you succeed the preparation simply…

3.1 Buy Fish Fillet

I used fresh cod in my recipe. When buying, make sure that the pieces are approximately the same thickness.

Important: A fresh fish smells little and pleasant! Otherwise it is better to use frozen fish..

Tip from Chef Thomas Sixt
Salmon fillet on the grill
First picture, first tip: grill the fish fillets on a skewer, turning them is easy. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

3.2 Prepare and fry Fish Fillet

Rinse the fish fillet under cold water and pat dry.

I used a knife to cut the cod into pieces of about the same size.

It’s easy to get the fish fillet boneless:

I always feel the fillet on bones and pull out big bones with a pair of tweezers.

When I cut redfish, I often cut away generous parts at the edge, there are sometimes many small bones.

The preparation in the pan I describe to you below step by step in detail.

Prepare cod for frying, prepare fish and flour.
Prepare the fish fillet for frying and turn it in the flour.
Turn the cod fillet in flour, season beforehand.
Season the fish fillet with salt and pepper and place in the flour. Turn the fish fillet in flour.

4. Mediterranean Roast Fish Accompaniment

For this dish, I’ve prepared an extraordinary tomato sauce.

I braised the tomatoes in the oven, caramelising them deliciously.

I use these tomatoes as a base for the tomato sauce.

As further Mediterranean grave-goods I have invented pesto from basil and basil chips.

As a side dish a tomato rice with courgette.

Tomato sauce with tomatoes from the oven… this is tomato sauce cook without pot!

Sauces preparation tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Close up fish with rice
Fish served with rice close-up.
Preparing tomato sauce made easy.
Oven tomatoes, braised and caramelized tomatoes in a blender.

4.1 Prepare Tomato Rice

Here are my tips for tomato rice, the details of how to prepare it with photos can be found further down in the article.

  1. I fried the rice uncooked and then boiled it with the liquid.
  2. Then I separated the courgettes because of their tenderness and gently added them to the dish at the end.

You can prepare this rice with Basmati rice or risotto rice….

Tomato rice served as a vegetarian main course.
Tomato Rice Recipe served as a vegetarian dish © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf
Close-up of tomato rice.
Tomato rice arranged on the plate. You can shape the rice with a serving ring on the plate.

5. More Ideas with Fish

Rice is a fantastic accompaniment to fried or poached fish.  

Saffron rissotto with fish
Red wine risotto mit crispy fried zander
Lemon risotto with fish

All fish recipes from professional chef Thomas Sixt

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