All parts of the orange—juice, rind, and pulp—flavor the quickly cooked fish. Substitute brown, basmati, or jasmine rice, if you prefer.
3 oranges (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
2 cups hot cooked instant white rice
How to Make It
Grate 2 teaspoons orange rind. Peel and section oranges over a bowl, reserving 2 tablespoons juice. Chop sections. Combine rind, chopped orange, 2 tablespoons parsley, 5 teaspoons oil, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; toss well.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place fish in an ovenproof skillet coated with remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Bake at 400° for 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
Combine 2 tablespoons reserved juice, remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and rice. Spoon 1/2 cup rice onto each of 4 plates; top each with 1 fillet and 1/4 cup salsa.
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I made this recipe for my family, and we were pleasantly surprised by how great the fruit was with the tilapia. The only recommendation from my family was for the oranges to be cut smaller. Otherwise, it was great!
Wonderful! The recipe, save for sectioning the fruit, is supremely easy and fast. It's a wonderful meld of tastes. I substituted fresh Cilantro for the Parsley in both the fish and rice and I think, if you like that taste, you'll find it a good substitution.
I served the tilapia and rice with an avocado and baby shrimp salad with sweet onions and celery... Yummy!
I decided to make this recipe because I bought a bunch of mandarin oranges instead of clementines and wanted to use them up. It was delicious!! I love the way the orange worked with the fish, it was fresh and "bright". The rice flavored with orange was a really nice accompaniment. I served it with green beans.
This is an easy recipe - good for a weeknight. The orange-scented rice was the biggest hit with my family - it would be a good side dish with other fish dishes as well. I only used one large navel orange to make the salsa and that made more than enough for my family of three.
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