Baked Costa Rican-Style Tilapia with Pineapples, Black Beans and Rice

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 35 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 20 min
Cook: 55 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (5 to 7-ounce) tilapia fillets, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 cups jarred or homemade tomato salsa
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
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Directions

Combine the rice and chicken broth in a pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the rice is tender and has absorbed all of the liquid, about 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the orange juice, lime juice, oil, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, the garlic, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add the tilapia fillets to the marinade, turning to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.

Stir together the cooked rice, salsa, beans, pineapple, and remaining 2 tablespoons of the cilantro in a 2 or 3-quart baking dish. Remove the tilapia from the marinade, reserve the marinade, and lay the fish fillets over the rice mixture, overlapping if necessary. Pour the reserved marinade over the fish. Shingle the lime slices over the fish. Bake until the fish flakes easily, is opaque, and cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.

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  • on July 25, 2012

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    What a WINNER! This recipe is a great weeknight dinner, it's fast, easy to make, and healthy : The bf liked it also, all around great flavor. Make sure you pick a jar a salsa you really like, it makes a great difference. My salsa had a charred flavor that tide everything together nicely. LOVE!!!

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  • on May 05, 2012

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    this recipe is really delicious. easy to make, simple ingredients and a go to recipe if you want to eat something complete in nutrition. its even better the next day. i heated tilapia separate from the rice mixture. my first recipe to try from ingrid.

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  • on April 02, 2012

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    Super Easy and was a hit with my husband, parents and even my 3 year old!

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