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84% would make again

Fish En Papillote

Tasty Team

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings


  • ¾ cup basmati rice (160 g)
  • 1 cup water (260 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bay leaf, optional
  • 1 cinnamon stick, optional


  • 2 white fish fillets, cod, haddock etc., from sustainable sources
  • ½ cup coriander stalk (20 g), finely chopped
  • ⅛ cup red onion (20 g), finely chopped


  • ½ cup coriander (20 g), finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 lime, juiced

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 748
    Fat 23g
    Carbs 93g
    Fiber 14g
    Sugar 6g
    Protein 52g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C (400˚F)
  2. Add all the rice ingredients in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a very low simmer before covering with a tight-fitting lid.
  4. Cook for 15 minutes. While the rice is simmering, prepare the fish.
  5. Take 2 large sheets of baking paper, about 20-30 cm (8-12 inches). Fold in half and cut out a heart shape.
  6. Place a piece of fish on the 1 side of the heart, top with half of the coriander stalks and half of the red onions.
  7. Fold the paper in half and double fold all round to seal in the fish, a bit like a pasty.
  8. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 8 minutes. Once the fish is in the oven remove the rice from the heat and set aside for 5 minutes more. This will further steam the rice, making it soft and sticky.
  9. Meanwhile prepare the dressing. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing, mix well.
  10. Serve with salads or seasonal vegetables.
  11. Enjoy!

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