Cumin-Dusted Cod with Arroz Verde

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Cumin-Dusted Cod with Arroz Verde
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  • 4Servings


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 16 ounce bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 6 ounces cod fillets
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup pitted black olives in brine, coarsely chopped


In a medium saucepan, bring 2 cups salted water to a boil. Stir in the rice, lower the heat, cover and simmer until the water is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and let stand for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Meanwhile, slice off the ends of each orange, then stand the oranges on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife and working from top to bottom, cut off the peel and pith in strips. Working over a bowl, hold an orange and make a cut on either side of each segment to release from the membrane; let the segments fall into the bowl. Squeeze the remaining juice from the orange into the bowl. Repeat with the remaining oranges.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach and season with salt and pepper; cook until heated through, about 4 minutes. Fold into the cooked rice; wipe out the skillet.

Add the flour to a plate. In the skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Season the fish with salt, pepper and the cumin; coat with the flour, shaking to remove any excess. Cook until golden-brown and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. 5. Add the orange segments, juice and olives to the skillet, stirring to scrape up any browned bits; pour over the fish. Serve with the spinach rice.