February 20, 2013

Coconut Tilapia with Jasmine Rice & Greens for Sea Cuisine

Sea Cuisine

This week I am continuing my seafood cook-a-long for Sea Cuisine with this easy coconut tilapia dish that is a perfect weeknight meal. I cooked this over the weekend in a fit of desperation. Will winter ever end? Will it ever be warm enough to wear shorts again?! Is it possible to look so pale that I closely resemble Wednesday Adams?? Harkening back to last year’s trip to Thailand I decided to pair Sea Cuisine’s delicious Coconut Crusted Tilapia with fragrant jasmine rice, coconut and greens. While I wouldn’t consider this Thai cuisine, it is definitely Thai-inspired.

This simple dish is great for Lent, or any weeknight meal, because it really can be pulled together so quickly. The Sea Cuisine Coconut Crusted Tilapia is warmed in the oven, then paired with the sweet milky rice and wilted greens. I even thought about adding some hot peppers for spice, but opted not to this time around. Maybe next time!

Since I’ve used the delicious flavored tilapia twice now, next week I’ll move on to another fish dish in the Sea Cuisine repertoire. Remember to check my Pinterest board for inspiration and Sea Cuisine cooking fun!

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Coconut Tilapia with Jasmine Rice & Greens for Sea Cuisine

serves 4


4 Coconut Crusted Tilapia fillets from Sea Cuisine
2 cups jasmine rice
2 cups water
1 15-ounce can coconut milk
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup finely chopped baby spinach


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the fish in a lightly oiled baking dish and bake for 30 minutes

2. Meanwhile, bring the rice, water, coconut milk, and salt to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 1 minute, then stir well and reduce the heat to low and allow the rice to simmer for 20 minutes. Stir the rice occasionally so that it doesn’t get stuck to the bottom of the pan.

3. About 5 minutes before the rice cooking has come to an end drop in the baby spinach and allow it to wilt into the rice and heat through.

4. Divide the rice equally amongst four plates and serve the fish on top with a wedge of lime. Enjoy!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This delicious dish is a healthy weeknight meal. For heat consider adding some red pepper flakes or chopped jalapeno (de-seeded) to the rice!

Naptime Stopwatch

30 minutes bake time for the fish, 20 minutes cook time for the rice

Naptime Reviews

We loved this Thai inspired meal. Let’s hope for warmer days ahead!


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One Response to “Coconut Tilapia with Jasmine Rice & Greens for Sea Cuisine”

  1. Makanda says:

    Sea Cuisine is fish caught and packaged in China.
    Trying to purchase fish from US waters, preferably wild.
    Sound like a great recipe though.