Pan-Cooked Cod with Spinach & Rice

When cooking fish, there’s no need to overdo it. Cook the cod (or any whitefish like tilapia or halibut) for a few minutes in a generous amount of butter or oil and pair with some simple sautéed spinach and a serving of rice. A classy, healthy dinner ready in no time.

Active Time: 15 mins Total Time: 30 mins


  • cod (or any white fish)
  • rice
  • spinach
  • oil or butter


  • lemon juice or lemon zestr
  • white pepper (black pepper is fine, too)
  • salt

Equipment Needed:

  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Stovetop

Step 1: Cook rice according to package instructions
Step 2: Oil and season cod (or any white fish)
Step 3: Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium-high heat
Step 4: Cook cod for 2-4 minutes per side, until easily pierced with a fork. If you have enough oil or butter in your pan, use a spoon to baste the fish after you flip it
Step 5: Rinse spinach under some water and then dry the spinach
Step 6: Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat
Step 7: Saute spinach 3-5 minutes, until spinach is wilted. Stir the spinach every minute or so.
Step 8: Plate cod (or any white fish), rice, and spinach together and serve!

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