Baked Fish with Black Japonica Rice

Black japonica rice is a nutrient rich rice with a spicy sweet taste.  According to Lundberg Family Farms, this sweet nutty rice is packed with health-promoting anthocyanine antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries.

For a quick meal idea, bake your favorite fish fillet in the oven while you  cook japonics rice on the stovetop or in one of my favorite kitchen gadgets – the rice cooker.  See Rice Cookers in our Kitchen Gadgets.

Add some lightly steamed veggies and you have a well-rounded meal in less than an hour.

I mix approximately 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil with 1 tsp Za’atar spice and liberally splash over my steamed veggies and rice.  Za’atar spice is a mix of roasted sesame seeds, thyme, sumac, oregano, and marjoram. You can find this spice online at Amazon.

NOTE: The black japonica rice used in this post is from Lundberg Family Farms. It is available at your local health food store and you can also order it online from Amazon.

Baked Salmon

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place  salmon fillets on Parchment Paper.
  3. Add your favorite seasonings and wrap into pouches.
  4. Place pouches on a tray in preheated oven and bake approximately 15 minutes, until fully baked.

NOTE: CAREFULLY open pouches as very hot steam emits when opening.

Seasoning ideas: lemon juice, parsley, onion, dab of butter, your favorite fish spice mix.