Halibut Jasmine Rice Stew

Happy New Year, everyone! baloon

It’s the first post of 2018 so I want start with a lighter or nourishing recipe adore. Not that there’s anything wrong with overindulging over the holidaysgiggle. I was checking some old notes and past recipes and remembered this recipe for halibut jasmine rice stew . It’s supper tasty, comforting (cause it’s still winter and cold AF notsure) and doesn’t require much effort. It’s the kind of food you can serve it in a bowl and enjoy it on the couch, watching your favorite series heartnice.Which I do throughout the entire winter.

Halibut Jasmine Rice Stew & some oriental flavors

Jasmine rice is a  fragrant rice with….you know it… jasmine flower aroma laugh and, when cooked, a slightly sticky texture. The rice I made only contains salt, pepper, lime zest and a drizzle of olive oil. It doesn’t take more than that to boost its flavor. You can use it as a side dishes for other meals also. Or simply serve it with some grilled vegetablesthumbsup. When cooking the fish, a few bites of chili found their way for a spicy kick, while cilantro adds a wonderful fragrance and aromaclap. If you’re not keen on cilantro ( damn you weird gene thingy notsure), then simply replace it with finely chopped parsley. And let’s not forget the coconut milk. The coconut flavor it’s only but a hint of it. It also acts as a thickening agent for the stew. Give this halibut jasmine rice stew a try and I guarantee, you won’t regret it adore.

And how was your New Years Eve baloondrinkwine? Did you have some crazy celebration or a chill night ? We had a pretty chill night with friends, food, drinks and a few games. Actually, we talked more than playing games. But I guess there were a bit too many people for the board games we had ( with tokens for 4 players only). Also, I just realized that my Monopoly version, which I got as a gift about 18 years ago, might not quite be the original thing laugh. Pretty good sense of observation at 2 am , with my head all dizzy gigglewine, but apparently still very sharp laugh.  I mean, mine doesn’t have any of iconic tokens. Just some plastic boring street cones ?!  Check this article if you’re curious on knowing more about the tokens. There’s even a Monopoly World Championship and here are some pro tips from one of the winners. I feel like this is turning into a post about Monopoly, instead of halibut jasmine rice stew laugh.

PS: I’m getting hungry writing this though I had so much galette todaynotsure (testing a recipe )


350 grams halibut file
zest and juice from 1 lime
3 tablespoons (45 ml) olive oil
2 green onions
2 garlic cloves
2 chili peppers
1 cup (200 grams) jasmine rice ( I use the small packs of rice)
200 grams cherry tomatoes ( about 14 tomatoes)
Sichuan pepper
1 and 2/3 cups (400 ml) coconut milk
1 bunch of fresh cilantro


  1. Cook/boil the rice as per package instructions or your preferred method
  2. Meanwhile, cut the halibut file in smaller piece and drizzle the lime juice over it
  3. Chop the green onion, chilies and the garlic. On a hot pan, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook the onion on low heat, for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Stir occasionally. Add the chillies and the garlic and cook for about 2 more minutes. Slice the tomatoes in half and add them to the pan and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add in the same pan, the fish with the lime juice and pour the coconut milk. Let is shimmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. When the rice is cooked, add the lemon zest, drizzle the rest of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Give it a good mix. Place it in a bowl and serve it along side the fish. Garnish the stew with a generous amount of finely chopped cilantro.
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