Tilapia with Cheesy Roasted Pepper-Chipotle

Tilapia with Cheesy Roasted Pepper-Chipotle

“Rice to the Rescue!” Recipe Contest “Best Whole Grain Brown Rice” Winner- Debra Thomas

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Ingredients
  • 1 (370 mL) jarroasted red peppers, drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoonpepper
  • 4tilapia or snapper filets
  • 1 tablespoonbutter
  • 1 tablespoonolive oil
  • 1 cupchipotle salsa
  • 3 cupscooked long grain brown rice
  • ¾ cupmanchego or parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cuppitted kalamata olives, halved (optional)
Directions
  1. Place red peppers in blender or food processor; puree until smooth; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over both sides of fish. Melt butter and oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add fish; cook 3 minutes on each side or until opaque. Set aside on separate plate; cover to keep warm.
  3. To pan drippings, add pureed peppers and salsa; bring to boil. Remove 1/4 cup salsa mixture; set aside.
  4. Stir rice into remaining salsa mixture in skillet; cook until heated, stirring frequently. Add cheese and olives; cook 1 minute or until cheese melts. Spoon rice on platter around fish; spoon reserved sauce over fish.
  5. Garnish with additional olives, if desire.