Miso Cod with Sushi Rice, Steamed Spinach & Baby Carrots


Miso Cod on Steamed SpinachI love the flavor of miso.  This is what we had for lunch today.  It was really easy to prepare and super delicious!  The spinach was steamed with just a little bit of water in the sauté pan.  The carrots were steamed, too, and had a beautiful sweet flavor.

Miso Cod

Miso Cod with Sushi Rice, Steamed Spinach & Baby CarrotsINGREDIENTS
2 pieces of Cod (about 6 oz each)

For marinade:
1 Tablespoon Miso paste
1 Tablespoon Mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
about 3 Tablespoons water

1 Tablespoon butter (to sauté fish)
1 Tablespoon brown sugar (for marinade reduction)

Wash the cod and set aside.

In a large zip-lock baggie combine the miso paste, mirin, sugar and water.  Mix it around in the bag.  Place your fish in the bag and refrigerate for a few hours.

To cook: Remove fish from marinade (reserve) and pat dry.

Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add the fish and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. I used butter to get good color on the fish (aside from the flavor).

Meanwhile, place the marinade in a small saucepan on medium heat.  Add 1 Tablespoon brown sugar and reduce down to make a decorative miso sauce for the plate.

Sushi Rice

I love rice prepared this way.  It’s sticky and has just the right amount of sweetness.

¾ cup rice
1 cup water
3 Tablespoons Mirin
1 Tablespoon sugar

Combine the rice and water in a microwave safe bowl with cover.  My microwave has a “rice” setting that sensor cooks the rice perfectly!  I do have a steamer and an electric rice-cooker, but seriously, the rice cooked perfectly in the microwave.

In a small microwaveable bowl add the mirin and sugar. Heat for about 1 minute, mix and make sure the sugar is dissolved.  Add this to the rice and stir with a fork.

I like to serve this rice using a large scoop, so you get a perfect round on your plate.

Lunch is served - Miso Cod

Lunch is served!

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5 Responses to Miso Cod with Sushi Rice, Steamed Spinach & Baby Carrots

  1. got it-thx for the comment on our cod. this looks great-I also like it this way with regular cod rather than black cod.

    • helena says:

      I agree with you totally. Plus, the black cod is so much more expensive, it really doesn’t make sense to buy it when the other cod can be prepared just as tasty!

  2. Sharon Summers says:

    Hi – this really looks and sounds delicious.
    But curiously … what is in the drink with the straw and lemon circle?
    Are they whiteish ice cubes or is it something else?
    Many thanks,

  3. Verena says:

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