Welcome to Rice Cookers 101! I am excited to share with you my garlic mahi-mahi rice recipe that is quick, easy, and packed with bold flavors. You won’t have to worry about spending too much time in the kitchen because this meal takes just minutes to prepare and cook. With the help of your trusty rice cooker, you can have a deliciously satisfying dish in no time. So let’s get cooking! We’ve made this garlic mahi-mahi rice recipe easy to follow 👨‍🍳. If you’re looking for our favorite rice cookers to make this recipe, check out our list of top rice cookers here.

garlic mahi-mahi rice ingredients


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 mahi-mahi fillets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Combine the rice and water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the saucepan to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a lid. Simmer for 18-20 minutes until the rice is tender and the water has been absorbed.
  4. While the rice cooks, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Sprinkle the minced garlic, salt and black pepper on top of the mahi-mahi fillets.
  6. Place a large oven-safe skillet on the stove and pour the oil into the skillet. Heat the oil on high heat.
  7. Once the oil is hot, gently place the garlic-side of the mahi-mahi fillets into the skillet.
  8. Cook the fish for 2-3 minutes, or until the garlic turns golden and fragrant while gently flipping the fillets.
  9. Place the skillet into the preheated oven and bake the fish for around 10-12 minutes, or until it’s cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  10. Divide the cooked rice among individual plates.
  11. Place one mahi-mahi fillet on top of each bed of rice.
  12. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

garlic mahi-mahi rice

How long does garlic mahi-mahi rice last in the fridge?

Garlic mahi-mahi rice can be stored in the fridge after cooking for up to four days if stored properly. To store the rice, let it cool down to room temperature first and then quickly transfer it to an airtight container. Make sure to press the lid down firmly to create a tight seal and avoid any leakage or exposure to air. This will keep the rice fresh and prevent any bacterial growth. When reheating, make sure to heat the rice thoroughly and keep it hot until serving. Avoid reheating the rice multiple times to prevent any risk of food poisoning.

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Low calorie garlic mahi-mahi rice recipe substitutions

To make this recipe lower calorie, some substitutions that can be made include: using brown rice instead of white rice for added fiber; reducing the amount of olive oil used to cook the fish and garlic; using cooking spray instead of oil to coat the pan; reducing the serving size of the fish fillets to 3-4 ounces instead of 6 ounces; and using herbs and spices to flavor the dish instead of salt. Additionally, the fish can be grilled or baked instead of pan-fried in oil to reduce the calorie content. By making these substitutions, the overall calorie count of the dish will be reduced, making it a healthier option without compromising on taste.

What to serve with a garlic mahi-mahi rice?

There are many delicious side dishes that would pair nicely with garlic mahi-mahi rice! Some great options include roasted vegetables (like asparagus or broccoli), a fresh green salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing, or stir-fried mixed vegetables. You could also go for something a bit more filling, like roasted potatoes or sweet potato fries, or a quinoa or couscous salad with herbs and spices. Ultimately, the best side dish for garlic mahi-mahi rice will depend on your personal tastes and preferences, so feel free to get creative and experiment until you find the perfect match!

Whats the best sauce for a garlic mahi-mahi rice?

For garlic mahi-mahi rice, a perfect sauce to complement the dish would be a lemon butter sauce. The tangy flavor of the lemon enhances the taste of the Mahi-Mahi while the butter gives a rich and creamy texture. To make the sauce, melt some butter in a saucepan and add garlic and cook it for a few seconds. Then, add some lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper. Stir the mixture well and cook for another minute. Drizzle the prepared sauce over the garlic mahi-mahi rice for a delicious burst of flavor.

Garlic mahi-mahi rice health benefits

Garlic mahi-mahi rice has a number of health benefits. Mahi-mahi is a great source of protein and also provides B-vitamins and minerals like selenium and phosphorus. Garlic has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Brown rice used in this recipe is rich in fiber and nutrients like magnesium, vitamins B6 and E. Overall, this dish is a great source of lean protein with important minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. However, if you’re looking for an even healthier meal, you may consider grilled salmon with quinoa and roasted vegetables. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote heart health and reduce inflammation, and the quinoa and vegetables provide a wide range of vitamins and minerals for a well-rounded meal.

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