Hello and welcome to Rice Cookers 101, where we help you make tasty and easy meals with your rice cooker! Today’s recipe is a delicious and healthy option that will certainly spice up your weeknight dinners. Our Spicy Trout Rice is a perfect combination of tender trout fillets, fluffy rice, and a bold array of spices that will excite your taste buds. So, grab your rice cooker and let’s get started on this flavorful adventure! We’ve made this spicy trout 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.

spicy trout rice ingredients



  • 1 pound trout, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


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  1. Cut 1 pound of trout into small pieces.
  2. Chop 1 onion and 1 bell pepper. Mince 3 cloves of garlic.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chopped onions, bell pepper, and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened.
  5. Stir in 2 teaspoons of cumin powder, 2 teaspoons of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add the trout and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fish is cooked through.
  7. Cook 2 cups of rice according to package instructions.
  8. Add the cooked rice to the pan with the trout and stir well to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until everything is heated through.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

spicy trout rice

How long does spicy trout rice last in the fridge?

Spicy trout rice can be stored in the refrigerator after cooking for up to 3-4 days. It is important to let the rice cool down to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container or a resealable bag. It is also essential to ensure that the rice is properly heated before consuming it to avoid any foodborne illnesses. Reheat the rice in the microwave or on the stovetop until it is steaming hot throughout. Also, be sure to check for any signs of spoilage, such as a sour smell, mold, or any discoloration before consuming. If the rice smells or looks off, it is best to discard it immediately.

Low calorie spicy trout rice recipe substitutions

To make this recipe lower in calories, a few substitutions can be made. Firstly, the trout can be swapped with a leaner fish such as tilapia. Additionally, using brown rice instead of white rice will also contribute to reducing the recipe’s calorie content. Instead of using olive oil for sautéing, cooking spray can be used or the amount of olive oil can be reduced. Other options to add flavor without adding calories include using low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth instead of water while cooking the rice and incorporating more herbs and spices instead of relying on salt. Overall, making these adjustments will lower the calorie count of the recipe and is a great way to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal.

What to serve with a spicy trout rice?

Spicy trout rice pairs wonderfully with a variety of sides, depending on your taste preferences. For a light and refreshing option, consider serving a crisp green salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette. Roasted or grilled vegetables, such as asparagus or bell peppers, add a smoky depth of flavor that complements the spicy fish. For a heartier meal, baked sweet potatoes or garlic mashed potatoes provide a satisfying contrast in texture. Alternatively, a dollop of creamy avocado salsa or cilantro lime sauce adds a cooling element to balance the heat of the trout.

Whats the best sauce for a spicy trout rice?

The best sauce for spicy trout rice would be a tangy and spicy mixture of soy sauce, lime juice, honey, garlic, and chili flakes. This simple sauce complements the delicate flavor of the trout and enhances the spice levels of the dish. To make the sauce, simply mix 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 clove of minced garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes in a bowl. Stir well and pour over the spicy trout rice to enjoy.

Spicy trout rice health benefits

Spicy trout rice can offer several health benefits. Trout is a great source of lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, which are essential for maintaining good heart health, reducing inflammation, and improving brain function. Additionally, the spices used in the recipe such as cumin and chili powder may provide additional health benefits such as reducing inflammation and improving digestion. As for the rice, it can be substituted with brown rice which is healthier than white rice as it is less processed and has more fiber. However, if this recipe doesn’t appeal to you, I recommend trying grilled salmon with a side of roasted vegetables, which offers similar health benefits and is another flavorful and healthy option.

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