Foodie Friday: Quick & Easy Chili Rubbed Cod with Fiesta Lime Black Rice


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Foodie Friday: Quick & Easy Chili Rubbed Cod


One of the easiest and healthiest dishes that I make when I am short on time is seasoned and baked cod.  It is as simple as dashing the right combo of spices over the fish, and throwing it in the oven and waiting for it to bake while the rice cooks. Normally I serve this with brown rice or quinoa but I found this black rice the other day at the store and was inspired to make this fiesta flavored meal! 

Black Rice


Black rice (also known as purple rice or forbidden rice) is not only exotic looking but is high in iron and fiber and is also chock-full of vitamins and antioxidants making it a little known superfood.  The color of this rice can be attributed to the anthocyanins it contains which is the same type of antioxidant that gives blueberries and acai berries their distinctive blueish-purple coloring.  In fact, it is said that ten spoonfuls of cooked black rice contains the same amount of antioxidants as fresh blueberries! If that’s the case then black is the new brown when it comes to rice in my cupboard! Can’t beat more bang for your buck in the grain department 😉 

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SO with that in mind, I jazzed up my usual quick and easy fish dinner with some superfood rice that was still ready in just 30 minutes! I did cheat a bit and use steam in a bag frozen broccoli but it’s all good, right? 
Foodie Friday: Chili Rubbed Cod with Fiesta Lime Black Rice & Broccoli

Chili Rubbed Cod with Fiesta Lime Black Rice & Broccoli
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 1 large filet of wild caught cod
  2. 1/2 cup black rice, rinsed
  3. lime juice 1/4 cup + 1/3 cup
  4. chili powder
  5. garlic powder
  6. onion powder
  7. dried thyme
  8. paprika
  9. sea salt
  10. pepper
  11. 1 steam-in-bag frozen corn
  12. 1 steam-in-bag frozen broccoli
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. In a medium sauce pan bring rice and 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium low, stir once and place lid on top.
  3. While rice is steaming, prepare cod by placing on a foil lined baking sheet and pouring lime juice on top then sprinkle a hefty amount of the chili powder and the rest of the spices to taste evenly across the fillet.
  4. Place in oven and bake for approximately 20 mins
  5. While rice is steaming and fish is baking, microwave corn and broccoli as per bag instructions.
  6. Remove cod from oven and rice from the stove top.
  7. Mix rice with corn and remaining lime juice plus a few dashes of chili powder, salt and pepper.
  8. Plate fish, fiesta lime black rice & broccoli and enjoy! :)
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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!


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Reply September 19, 2014

And yes. all caps were totally necessary.
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    Reply September 19, 2014

    Hahahaha! LOVE IT! I would be there in 2 seconds if I could 1) teleport OR 2) owned a private jet! I need to get my butt to Chi-town soon though, a visit would be lovely :)

Reply September 19, 2014

Looks delish girlie - I'd love to experiment with more dry rubs
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    Reply September 19, 2014

    Thanks! I love making my own rubs- quick & tasty!

Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles
Reply September 19, 2014

Oooohhh..that looks so yummy! I'm sure I can convince my husband to make this for us, he loves dry rubs!
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    Reply September 19, 2014

    Thanks! I'm sure you could convince him! Dry rubs are so yummy and easy ;)

Cassandra @PoweredByBling
Reply September 19, 2014

I love a rub on fish. This looks delish and would also be great as fish tacos! :)
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Reply September 19, 2014

yum yum yum! I know where I'm going for dinner tonight!

Reply September 19, 2014

Wow - this looks exotic and delicious!
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Reply September 19, 2014

Ok, as soon as I find my sugar daddy with a private jet I'm crashing your place for dinner. I seriously drool every time I read your food posts.
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    Reply September 20, 2014

    It makes me so happy to hear that you love my recipes! Whether it be a sugar daddy or winning a small lotto we need to find some way to get together soon! I think we'd have a blast watching running, watching football and eating all of our foodie recipes ;)

Reply September 19, 2014

Looks delicious!! Can't remember the last time I have had cod, I will have to give this a try!
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    Reply September 20, 2014

    Thank you! It was yummy- we eat cod a lot because it is one of the only wild caught fish available to us here. I'm a huge salmon fan but it's all farmed :(

GiGi Eats
Reply September 19, 2014

Mmm chili rubbed ;)
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    Reply September 20, 2014

    Haha- it is weird that when I wrote the title I immediately thought of you? As in I knew you'd find it humorous ;)

Reply September 22, 2014

Yeah, so about that sugar-daddy-hunting progress...I'm in too. :O
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Reply September 25, 2014

This looks awesome! I am not stellar in the kitchen with fish yet, but this looks so easy! And I am a huge fan of lime :)
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