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Coconut-Fish Chowder

Coconut-Fish Chowder
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
Enjoy this delicious roughy fillet chowder made with rice and coconut milk that is ready in 25 minutes – perfect for a hearty dinner.
Updated October 14, 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 8 medium green onions, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced, or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (14 oz.) chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz.) reduced-fat (lite) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 lb. orange roughy fillets, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sliced green onions, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, combine all ingredients except fish, cilantro and sliced green onions. Bring to a boil.
  • 2
    Add fish. Reduce heat; simmer 5 to 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork, stirring occasionally. Stir in cilantro. Sprinkle individual servings with sliced green onions.

  • Found in New Zealand's waters, orange roughy is a firm, white mild-flavored fish that's low in fat. Other firm white fish, such as cod, haddock or halibut, can be used in this chowder.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Total Carbohydrate
26g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
22g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
30%
30%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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