Lemon Paprika Tilapia over Rice Pilaf

Lemon Paprika Tilapia over Rice Pilaf

Simple, savory flavors come together for a fish dinner everyone will love.

5 min. prep time
4 servings
151 Rating



3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound whole fresh tilapia fillets


1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen microwaveable white rice


Melt 3 tablespoons butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until sizzling. Stir in lemon zest, pepper, paprika and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add tilapia fillets. Cook, turning once, 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork and is light golden brown. Remove from pan. Keep warm.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent and carrot and celery are crisply tender.

Prepare rice according to package directions, while vegetables are cooking. Stir rice into cooked vegetables until combined. Continue cooking until heated through.

Place rice mixture onto platter. Top with fish.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 360

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 85mg

Sodium: 600mg

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 26g

Recipe #15903B©2015Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

This is absolutely the best. I have made this twice in the last 2 weeks, The first time I was in a hurry and did make the rice pilaf, but I did tonight and it was so good. This will be a staple on the menu,

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