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Lemon Paprika Tilapia over Rice Pilaf

Lemon Paprika Tilapia over Rice Pilaf

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

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10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time



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 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Place rice mixture onto platter. Top with fish.

Nutrition (1 serving)

360 Calories
14 Fat (g)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
600 Sodium (mg)
33 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
26 Protein (g)
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