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Tilapia with White Rice Recipe

Updated on May 3, 2012
4 stars from 3 ratings of Tilapia with Rice

Tilapia is a great white fish to have for dinner. It’s a cheaper substitute for salmon and taste just as good. It’s very healthy and doesn’t need a lot of additions to bring out the natural favors. Depending on where you live, you should be able to get it, fresh or frozen, year round. This recipe is for a complete tilapia and white rice dinner for four. This is a healthy, fast very delicious dinner. It takes less than an hour to make and with very little difficulty. NOTE: If you wish, you can make wild or brown rice instead of white rice.


4 Tilapia fillets

1 ounce lemon juice

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

1 Green pepper, julienned

1 Red pepper, julienned

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 cup white rice

2 cup water

1 tablespoon unsalted butter


1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degree f.

2. Spread the oil in a baking dish or pan.

3. Place tilapia fillets next to each in the pan.

4. Top fish with the cut peppers.

5. Sprinkle with lemon juice, and pepper

6. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes, until fish is flaky.

7. While fish is baking, make rice: In a small pot with a lid; bring the 2 cups of water to a boil.

8. Add butter and allow to melt.

9. Add rice, and give a quick stir.

10. Reduce heat to low.

11. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until water is fully absorbed into rice.

12. Serve fish with peppers and rice.


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    • Edgar Arkham profile imageAUTHOR

      Edgar Arkham 

      6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      I'm glad you like it; give it a try to see what you think. Thanks for reading!

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      Mary Wickison 

      6 years ago from Brazil

      I have a tilapia farm here in Brazil and am always looking for different recipes. It sounds very tasty.

    • Edgar Arkham profile imageAUTHOR

      Edgar Arkham 

      6 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thank you for reading! This is a bit cheaper depending if your local market sells it cheaper than other fish. Also, I've noticed it is a little easier to find year round.

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      6 years ago from London

      Sounds great. Perhaps one day I will try this! I like to look for decent cheaper alternatives. Thanks :)

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      6 years ago from U.S.A

      Good recipe. I love it.


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