Fish Pilaf

Any fish you have on hand will do, really. I just happened to have tilapia on hand.

Fish Pilaf

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: spanish
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 tilapia small filets
  • 1/2 cup rice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup peas frozen
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp paprika smoked
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Cook the rice and peas in the beef broth til done to package direction
  • Melt the butter on medium high in a medium skillet
  • evenly season the fish fillets on both sides with the paprika, thyme, salt and pepper
  • Sautee the fish in the butter about 2 mins per side, then remove from the pan and cover.
  • Deglaze the skillet with 1 tbsp lemon juice, scraping to get all the brown bits.
  • Drain the rice of any remaining broth, then add to the skillet and stir to coat with the remaining butter.
  • Dice the fillets and return them to the skillet with the other 1tbsp lemon juice, stirring to combine with the rice.