Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Tilapia over Black Rice

This is my first time making black rice. It has a slightly chewier consistency, almost like brown rice.  It really paired well with this Asian inspired dish. My hubby gave me the best compliment while eating it saying, “If this were served at PF Chang’s, I would get it every time”. 

1 package of mushrooms
1 medium onion

1 cup raw broccoli florets 

3 pieces of Tilapia

1 cup black rice

1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Sauce

¼ cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon sriracha chili pepper sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

Start your rice first because it will take about 20 minutes or so to cook. If you time it right, you can have your fish and veggies ready when the rice is finished cooking. 

1 - Start Rice by boiling water, adding a pinch of salt, then rice, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 minutes on low. 

2 - Mix what will become the sweet and spicy garlic sauce .

3 - Place Tilapia in a foiled baking dish coated with cooking spray. Drizzle a couple of teaspoons of your mixed sauce over the fish along with a pinch of salt. Place a few small chunks of butter on top of fish. Broil at 550 for 12 minutes or until fish starts to look brown and crispy on top

4 - Chop up your onions and add them to a non-stick skillet that’s heated over medium high with your sesame oil.  Let the onions and sesame seeds cook for about 2 to 3 minutes while chopping up the remaining veggies.  

Add in the mushrooms and broccoli and keep the temperature at medium high, stirring the veggies constantly like you would stir-fry for another 5 minutes.  Add in your sauce and cook for 2 minutes over the same heat before turning it town to med low heat.  The sauce should thicken after about 2 more minutes and ready to serve over the rice.
Let me know if this recipe was easy for you to read and understand.  I could really use the feedback and would love to improve my blog.


  1. this looks great Caitlin but where do you get the black rice and chili sauce?

  2. this looks great Caitlin but where do you get the black rice and chili sauce?

  3. This is a gorgeous recipe for tilapia, great job.

  4. Hello!

    I saw Your blog and I thought it had great recipes and awesome pictures! I therefore would like to invite You to our new culinary website which has just started.

    This is how it works in short. TastyQuery.com is a website for food bloggers and their fans allowing them to automatically collect recipes from Your food blog. It's a large database of links to recipes on food blogs. Everyone can join us for free.

    For more please visit:

    TastyQuery.com is an English version of our main website called "Mikser Kulinarny", founded in Poland. "Mikser Kulinarny" has a large audience (over 2 mln unique visitors monthly) and with TastyQuery.com we want to repeat that success and drive thousands of new visitors to your food blog.

    In case of any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

    Best regards!

  5. Your blog is impressive, thanks to the quality of your recipes & other content. We would be glad if you would participate on Contestchef so that your quality recipes can contest with other such bloggers/ recipe creators and win accolades from various players in the global food industry.

    Contestchef is a global forum for food/ recipe bloggers to showcase their skills to the world. This is a one of a kind concept and backed by food conglomerates around the world. Several recipe creators/bloggers are already contesting on Contestchef.
    Click to join Contestchef