CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Caitlin Bensel
Active Time
20 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 fillet and about 3/4 cup rice)

Two pantry staples—black pepper and turmeric—team up to fight inflammation and add bold flavor to this fast-fix tilapia. Dressing up microwave rice with coconut milk is a smart kitchen hack you’ll turn to again and again.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together turmeric, pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small dish. Sprinkle fish with spice mixture.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add half of fillets; cook until golden and fish flakes easily, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining fillets.

Step 3

Wipe skillet clean with paper towels. Add rice, coconut milk, sugar, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt to skillet; bring to a simmer over high. Cook, stirring often, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup cilantro and lime juice. Divide rice mixture among 4 plates. Top evenly with carrots and fish. Sprinkle with coconut and remaining 1/4 cup cilantro.

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