I kind of went off the grid there for a while but had a week off this week so I tried lots of new recipes. This one is an adaptation from Weight Watchers one: Smoked Haddock Pilaff. I’m not gone on smoked fish so I just used plain cod and spiced the recipe up a bit. I only added extra spices so I would imagine the propoints values haven’t changed.
8 Propoints value per serving
Low fat cooking spray
1/2 red onion, sliced
2 whole cardamon pods, crushed lightly
1 tablespoons of curry powder
1 tablespoon of smoked paprika (I know not authentically Indian)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon of garam masala
40g dried basmati rice
250 ml vegetable stock
60g green beans, trimmed and chopped
100g skinless cod fillets, cut into chunks
25g frozen sweetcorn, defrosted
1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
1. Spray a medium sized, non stick lidded saucepan with the cooking spray and heat until hot. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes until softened, adding a splash of water if it starts to stick.
2. Add the spices except for the paprika and cook for a few minutes, before adding the rice. Stir to coat then add the stock.
3. Bring to the boil, cover and cook for 8 minutes. Coat the fish in the smoked paprika. Add the beans and the fish to the pot. Cover again.
4. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes until everything is cooked through. Most of the water should have been absorbed but drain any that hasn’t.
5. Remove from the heat, flake the fish, stir in the sweetcorn and leave to heat through for about 2 minutes. Serve the pilaff, garnished with the parsley.