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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 421.7
  • Total Fat: 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 55.0 mg
  • Sodium: 849.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 68.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.5 g
  • Protein: 35.0 g

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Costa Rican Style Tilapia (baked) with Black Beans and Rice

Submitted by: FL0722

Introduction

This Costa Rican Style Tilapia dish was something I found while watching the Food Network. The baked fish came out with a really nice texture, and the rice was really good too. If you like cuisine with a little South American flavor, try this one out.

This full recipe was designed to make four servings of fish. I only needed two when I made it. I really enjoy south american cuisine, so this was a nice change of pace.
This Costa Rican Style Tilapia dish was something I found while watching the Food Network. The baked fish came out with a really nice texture, and the rice was really good too. If you like cuisine with a little South American flavor, try this one out.

This full recipe was designed to make four servings of fish. I only needed two when I made it. I really enjoy south american cuisine, so this was a nice change of pace.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 cup long-grain white rice
    2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    1 lime, juiced
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon sugar
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    4 (5 to 7-ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
    2 cups jarred or homemade tomato salsa
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cups diced fresh pineapple
    2 limes, thinly sliced

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Directions

Makes 4 servings (4 fillets, 5-7 ounces each, plus rice)

Combine the rice and chicken broth in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed all of the liquid, about 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, oil, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, the garlic, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add the tilapia fillets to the marinade, turning to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Stir together the cooked rice, salsa, beans, pineapple, and remaining 2 tablespoons of the cilantro in a 2 or 3-quart baking dish. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, reserve the marinade, and lay the fish fillets over the rice mixture, overlapping if necessary. Pour the reserved marinade over the fish. Shingle the lime slices over the fish. Bake until the fish flakes easily, is opaque, and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FL0722.






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  • I love this rice, beans pineapple mixture - but wasn't too crazy about the Tilapia. I am not a fish lover but my husband is and he said it was just ok, fish was a little dry. Perhaps because it was still a little frozen and not marinated through. I will make it again leaving off the fish. - 1/12/09

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