This recipe was inspired by the Red Lobster dish served at any of your local restaurants. I loved this dish so much I had to go home and make my own version of it. Although I tried my best to keep the flavors close to Red Lobster, I ended up adding a few flavors I wished were in the original dish. I really like how easy and simple this dish is and how you can basically use this recipe to make a group of individual meals for a dinner party or just for your family. I hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with your family and friends at the dinner table.
If you would like to make this dinner for your family or a dinner party, just double the recipe or triple it to suit the number of people you are serving. I found that 1 box of wild rice would serve 2 people. You can use the organic wild rice or the boxed like I did. I’ve tried both versions and both taste delicious.
Lemon Roasted Tilapia and Vegetables
- 1 Box of Wild Rice
- Artichoke Hearts
- Purple Onion
- Roasted Red Peppers
- Parchment Paper
Precook the Wild Rice and then set aside. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees.
For each meal you will need to cut 2 pieces of parchment paper. Line a pan with 1 of the sheets and the top it with half of the wild rice, place a frozen tilapia on top of the rice. Season the tilapia with salt and pepper and then squeeze half a lemon over top of it.
For the vegetables add your purple onion, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, salt and pepper to taste. ( I personally love it when half a lemon is squeezed over top the veggies, my mom said its to strong though so to each their own I believe. )
Add to the top of the tilapia and vegetables thyme and cilantro. Add as much as you would like. I personally LOVE cilantro so I added a lot to mine.
Add 3-4 slices of lemon on top of the tilapia, then top it again with cilantro if you wish.
Top this parchment paper with the second sheet you cut earlier and then start rolling it from one side (see photo for visual demonstration).
Pop this in the over for 40-50 Minutes for each fish.
Serve hot on a plate and enjoy!