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Fragrant Fish Soup

Fragrant Fish Soup
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Lemony rice, delicately flavored broth and gently poached tilapia are topped with a colorful blend of vegetables and herbs. The aromatic mint provides fresh and complex flavor.

Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes
  • 1 cup
    jasmine rice
  • 2 cups
  • 1 zest and juice of
  • 4 cups
    reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 pound
    tilapia fillets or other firm white fish
  • 4 cups
    bite-size pieces arugula or watercress, tough stems removed (about 1 bunch)
  • 1 cup
    finely shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup
    very thinly sliced fresh mint
  • scallions, finely chopped
  1. Combine rice and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cover and cook until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Stir in lemon zest and juice.
  2. Meanwhile, bring broth to a simmer in another medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat so the broth remains steaming, but not simmering. Add fish and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Remove and break into bite-size chunks.
  3. Divide the lemony rice among 4 bowls. Top with equal portions of the fish, arugula (or watercress), carrot, mint and scallions. Ladle 1 cup of the warm broth into each bowl and serve.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: about 1 1/4 cups
  • Calories309
  • Fat2g
    • Saturated fat1g
  • Cholesterol57 mg
  • Carbohydrates43 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein30 g
  • Sodium644 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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