nogogo.com – Recipe of the Week: Tilapia Masala With Rice

nogogo.com - Recipe of the Week: Tilapia Masala With RiceTilapia is a good source of protein, niacin, selenium and vitamin B12. Tilapia is low in sodium and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for heart health. So try this week’s nutritious and healthy recipe from nogogo.com


1 cup basmati rice, rinsed
1/2 cup frozen peas
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 small clove garlic, chopped
1 1-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 6-ounce tilapia fillets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint


Bring the rice, 1 1/3 cups water and 1/4 teaspoon salt to a simmer in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the peas; cover and set aside.

Puree 1/2 cup yogurt, the garlic, ginger, lime juice, cumin, cayenne and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Transfer all but 3 tablespoons of the mixture to a large bowl. Pierce the fish a few times with a fork and season with salt; add to the bowl and toss. Marinate 15 minutes.

Preheat the broiler. Place the fish on a broiler pan; top with the marinade and butter. Broil until opaque, 6 to 8 minutes. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup yogurt, the cilantro, and salt to taste with the yogurt mixture. Serve the fish and rice with the yogurt sauce and lime wedges.

Serves: 4

Calories: 423

Total Fat: 10 grams

Saturated Fat: 5 grams

Protein: 39 grams

Total carbohydrates: 44 grams

Sugar: 3 grams

Fiber: 2 grams

Cholesterol: 106 milligrams

Sodium: 614 milligrams

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