Tilapia & Creamy Curry Sauce with Sesame & Bok Choy Rice

Tilapia & Creamy Curry Sauce

with Sesame & Bok Choy Rice

25 MIN
2 Servings
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    This flavor-packed dish features tilapia coated with warming vadouvan curry powder, then topped with a unique combo of creamy ranch dressing and spicy yellow curry paste—a Thai staple made from hot chiles, lemongrass, and more.

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      810 Cals (est.)
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    Tilapia & Creamy Curry Sauce with Sesame & Bok Choy Rice
    Title
    • 2 Tilapia Fillets
    • ½ cup Long Grain White Rice
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • 10 oz Baby Bok Choy
    • 3 Tbsps Ranch Dressing
    • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
    • 1 Tbsp Yellow Curry Paste
    • ¼ cup Rice Flour
    • 3 Tbsps Roasted Peanuts
    • 2 tsps Vadouvan Curry Powder
    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any small stones or impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.

    Prepare the ingredients
    2 Prepare the ingredients

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the bok choy; cut off and discard the root ends, then thinly slice. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the peanuts.

    Cook the bok choy
    3 Cook the bok choy

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced bok choy and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened and the bok choy leaves are wilted. Transfer to a large bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Coat & cook the tilapia
    4 Coat & cook the tilapia

    Place the flour and curry powder on a large plate; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Working one piece at a time, thoroughly coat the seasoned tilapia in the seasoned flour. In the same pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated tilapia (tapping off any excess flour before adding). Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Make the sauce & serve your dish
    5 Make the sauce & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ranch dressing, 1 teaspoon of water, and as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. To the bowl of cooked bok choy, add the cooked rice and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve the finished bok choy rice topped with the cooked tilapia and sauce. Garnish with the chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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    Cook the rice
    1 Cook the rice

    Carefully rinse the rice (sifting through for any small stones or impurities). Drain thoroughly. In a small pot, combine the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork. Cover to keep warm.

    2 Prepare the ingredients

    Meanwhile, wash and dry the bok choy; cut off and discard the root ends, then thinly slice. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Roughly chop the peanuts.

    Prepare the ingredients
    Cook the bok choy
    3 Cook the bok choy

    In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced bok choy and chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened and the bok choy leaves are wilted. Transfer to a large bowl and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    4 Coat & cook the tilapia

    Place the flour and curry powder on a large plate; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Pat the tilapia dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. Working one piece at a time, thoroughly coat the seasoned tilapia in the seasoned flour. In the same pan, heat a thin layer of oil on medium-high. Once the oil is hot enough that a pinch of flour sizzles immediately when added, add the coated tilapia (tapping off any excess flour before adding). Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Turn off the heat. 

    *The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 145°F for fish.

    Coat & cook the tilapia
    Make the sauce & serve your dish
    5 Make the sauce & serve your dish

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine the ranch dressing, 1 teaspoon of water, and as much of the curry paste as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. To the bowl of cooked bok choy, add the cooked rice and sesame oil; season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve the finished bok choy rice topped with the cooked tilapia and sauce. Garnish with the chopped peanuts. Enjoy!

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