The warm weather is upon us, and what better way to start the season than with a summertime-suitable recipe? We may live in Canada, but there’s no reason why a well-stocked pantry can’t be the gateway to an easy-to-make, Mexican-inspired dish. With pantry staples such as Minute Rice Basmati Rice on hand, you’re already a third of the way to a great taco bowl – and in a half hour. Now that’s a #weekdaywin.

Fish Taco Bowl


  • 2 pouches (125 g each) Minute Rice Basmati Rice
  • 1 lb. (500 g) fish fillets (such as tilapia, haddock or cod), cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
  • 3 tbsp. (45 mL) canola oil
  • 1 pkg (340 g) coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) prepared coleslaw dressing
  • Lime wedges
  • 1/3-cup (75 mL) tomato salsa (optional)
  • 1/3-cup (75 mL) guacamole (optional)


Step 1: Cook rice according to package directions.

Step 2: Meanwhile, toss fish with Cajun seasoning and salt. In large, non-stick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook fish in batches, adding more oil as needed, for 2 or 3 minutes per side or until golden brown and cooked through. Toss coleslaw with dressing.

Step 3: Divide rice evenly among 4 shallow bowls. Top with some of the coleslaw, fish and lime wedge. Serve with salsa and guacamole (if using).

Nutrition Facts. Per 1/4 recipe: Calories 360, Fat 15g, Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 680mg, Carbohydrate 30g, Fibre 3g, Sugars 3g, Protein 26g

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