Fresh Fish with Black Rice & Lemon-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Chad Montano

by | Updated: October 12th, 2020

Brace yourselves for a gourmet fish dish that requires very little effort and less than an hour to make. For this recipe, it’s all about the presentation! Artfully assemble the ingredients on each plate and you’ll have yourself a meal that’s beautiful enough for an intimate dinner party—or even a romantic date! If your special someone is vegetarian, simply swap the fish for tofu! The possibilities are endless with this colorful culinary creation. Top with a spoonful of homemade mango salsa for a dash of fruity flare and you’re good to go!

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Fresh Fish with Black Rice & Lemon-Thyme Roasted Carrots

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 3
Calories 852 kcal


  • 1 lb. fresh cod , cut into 3-4 inch chunks
  • 1 cup black rice
  • 1-3/4 cup water
  • 1 bunch carrots , tops snipped
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp. capers
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • avocado oil
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • Salt & pepper , to taste


  1. In pot over high heat, bring water to boil. Add rice and pinch of salt. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Cook 30 minutes.
  2. Heat cast iron skillet over high heat. Pat fish dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Add avocado oil to hot skillet then add fish.
  3. Cook 2-3 minutes on one side then flip. Add butter, juice from lemon and thyme. Baste fish for 1-2 minutes then remove and set on cooling rack.
  4. Add capers to skillet and dash of avocado oil. Add carrots, coat with the sauce. Cover with lid and cook 10-12 minutes turning halfway through.

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Nutrition Facts
Fresh Fish with Black Rice & Lemon-Thyme Roasted Carrots
Amount Per Serving
Calories 852 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 226mg75%
Sodium 735mg31%
Potassium 3119mg89%
Carbohydrates 83g28%
Fiber 14g56%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 89g178%
Vitamin A 57445IU1149%
Vitamin C 56.4mg68%
Calcium 218mg22%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.