$h*t in a bowl

21 Dec

For many people, like myself, cooking can be a release after a long day at work. Fortunately for me (except when he gets in my way), cooking is also a passion for my husband.  This first installment of what we like to call “shit in a bowl” is a fun, make-it-up-as-you-go, rendition of fish and rice.

The concept of $h*t in a bowl was born out of necessity…or rather lack of paper plates and the desire to do dishes after dinner. So, what better way than to cook everything in one pan and throw it in a bowl. Genius, I know.

Moroccan Fish & Rice

1 cup instant white or brown rice
1 1/2 cups water
2 tilapia filets (we keep a bag of frozen fish filets at all times)
1 tbs of Moroccan spice blend (found at any grocer or spice specialty store…these are usually high in sodium, no additional salt will be needed)
1 tbs of tomato paste
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs butter
1 tbs lemon juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1 tsp pepper
Assortment of veggies, diced (we like corn, onion, bell peppers, tomato and mushrooms)

If fish is frozen, thaw in microwave approximately 3-4 minutes.  In a large skillet, heat oil on medium.  Add diced veggies, butter and Moroccan spice blend.  Saute for 2 minutes then add tomato paste and 1/2 cup water. Reduce heat.  Bring 1 cup water to a boil with a pinch of cayenne and Moroccan spice blend. Leave rice to steam for 5 minutes. While rice is steaming, cut fish into large chunks and add to skillet with lemon juice, cayenne and pepper. Add rice (and any residual water) to skillet. Simmer, covered, to finish for approximately 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

And there you have it folks- $h*t in a bowl in less than 30 minutes. This recipe feeds my husband and I and our 3 year old (yes, you heard right, add a little cheese and take out a few of the “yucky” veggies and she is a happy camper).

Variations:

Put it in a tortilla and have Moroccan fish tacos.

Spice it up with diced jalapeno, serrano or cayenne.

Add more water, tomato paste and spices- Moroccan fish soup.

 

Bon Apetite!

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “$h*t in a bowl”

  1. Eggton December 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I thought we had run out of names for the random things we throw into bowls when we don’t have any energy at my house. Thanks for fixing that! I believe I will have some sh&# in a bowl three times next week.

    • arinanderson December 21, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

      Glad you stumbled upon the blog and even more glad to help you with naming your weekly creations! 🙂

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