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Spiced cod with lemon & spinach rice recipe

Spiced cod with lemon & spinach rice recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook
  • 432 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • ½ chicken or vegetable stock cube
  • 225g (7½oz) easy-cook long grain rice
  • 4 x cod fillets
  • 2tbsp mango chutney
  • ¼tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches dried chilli flakes
  • 25g butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic 
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 100g (3.5oz) frozen peas
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1tsp medium curry powder
  • finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 100g (3½oz) bag baby spinach leaves
  • 4 heaped tbsp thick yogurt or soured cream
  • lemon or lime wedges, to serve
  • mint leaves and coriander sprigs to garnish (optional)
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 15%
  • Saturates

    5g 26%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.7g Protein 28.5g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Half fill a medium pan with water, add the stock cube and bring to the boil. Stir in the rice and return to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes, or according to pack instructions, until tender.
  2. Preheat the grill. Place the cod on a foil-lined baking tray and spread each fillet with mango chutney. Sprinkle with the cumin seeds, chilli flakes and plenty of pepper. Cook under a medium-hot grill for 7-10 minutes, until cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan and cook the onions, garlic and peppers for 8-10 minutes. Add the peas, turmeric, curry powder and lemon zest and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Drain the rice and then tip it into the pan with the vegetables. Scatter over the spinach and toss together over a low heat until the spinach wilts. Divide the rice between four plates and top each with a fish fillet. Spoon the yogurt or soured cream on top and garnish with a wedge of lemon or lime and fresh herbs.

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