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Spicy Tilapia Rice Bowl

I love healthy living and tilapia is a staple in my kitchen. Fresh vegetables are always good but take more prep time, so I use boil-in-bag rice for a shortcut. —Rosalin Johnson, Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 4 tilapia fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pepper and onion stir-fry blend
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 envelope fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Optional toppings: Cubed avocado, sour cream and salsa


  • Sprinkle fillets with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add fillets; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-6 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm. Wipe pan clean.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining oil. Add squash; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add stir-fry blend and tomatoes; cook until vegetables are tender, 6-8 minutes longer. Stir in fajita seasoning mix; cook and stir until slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes longer.
  • In a small bowl, mix beans, salt and pepper. Divide rice among 4 serving bowls; layer with beans, vegetables and fillets. If desired, serve with toppings.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 538 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 1365mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 10g fiber), 33g protein.

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  • KarynHaydock
    May 14, 2018

    I used shrimp instead of fish and added diced jalape?o pepper to the veggies. Very delicious and easy dish! I will definitely be making this regularly.

  • mythyagain
    Feb 26, 2016

    I actually forgot about the fajita seasoning and it was still delicious and filling!

  • misspk
    Sep 13, 2014

    This was FABULOUS! Spicy and healthy. The only thing I did differently was to broil the fish instead of frying in oil. My husband loved it and it is so full of veggies! Definitely will make it regularly.