Spicy Citrus Cod with Coconut Rice


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Spicy Citrus Cod with Coconut Rice

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 2
Calories: 1487kcal


  • 1 lemon
  • 2 small oranges
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 red or yellow chili pepper , seeded and diced
  • 10 ounces cod fillet , boneless and skinless
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups basmati or jasmine rice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 small grapefruit , peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado , peeled and destoned
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ½ cup fresh chives , shredded


  • In a bowl, grate the zest of one lemon and queeze the juice of one orange and one lemon, mix and pour into a Ziploc bag. Add soy sauce and half of the diced chili peppers to the bag. Season the cod with salt and pepper, and put it in the bag. Close the bag, shake it to mix the ingredients, and put it in the refrigerator for one hour, occasionally shaking it to allow all the fish to marinate evenly.
  • Rinse your rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Drain. Place the rice into the cooking pot and combine with coconut milk and water. Season with sea salt and stir. Bring to a boil over high heat. Then cover, turn heat to lowest setting and cook 15 minutes. Remove from heat and rest undisturbed and still covered for 10 minutes. Your rice should be just right, not watery and not overcooked.
  • In a frying pan, heat coconut oil. Remove the fish from the marinade, drain thoroughly, then pat dry on a paper towel. Save all the marinade. Place the cod on the heated pan and fry until browned, about 2 minutes on each side. Reduce the heat to low, gently pour in the marinade and cover the pan tightly. Simmer the fish (covered) for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Place rice, grapefruit pieces, and avocado on two plates. Add the cooked fish and sprinkle generously with sesame seeds, remaining half of the shredded chili peppers and shredded chives. Serve hot.


Note: If you are up for extra spiciness, you can serve this meal with gluten-free sweet chili sauce of your liking.


Nutrition Facts
Spicy Citrus Cod with Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1487 Calories from Fat 513
% Daily Value*
Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 34g170%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 1708mg71%
Potassium 2267mg65%
Carbohydrates 203g68%
Fiber 20g80%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 2634IU53%
Vitamin C 191mg232%
Calcium 299mg30%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Citrus Coconut Cod Rice Spicy
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