The Lighter Side: Grilled Halibut & Brown Basmati Herb Rice

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Aug. 06, 2014

Here's a quick and easy lunch using Halibut and some Basmati brown rice with fresh herbs. This is a great meal that will fill you up but it won't weigh you down if you're going to be on the go.


Halibut 16 Ounce , 4 pieces
Basmati brown rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , rinsed
Low sodium chicken stock/Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
Butter substitute/Butter 1 Tablespoon
Italian parsley 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Fresh thyme 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Fresh basil 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely
Green onions 2 , chopped finely
Lime 1/2 , juice
Grand diamond all purpose seasoning 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Kosher salt To Taste
Black pepper To Taste
Lemon wedge 4 (as needed)




1. In a large sauce pot add rice and stock  and place over medium-high heat, uncovered. Cook as per manufacturer’s directions.

2.During the last 5 minutes of the cooking time for the rice, rub the halibut on both sides with the lemon, pepper and olive oil.

3. Place the fish on a preheated grill pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

4. Fluff the cooked rice with a fork.  Mix in the butter substitute, parsley, thyme, basil, green onions, fresh lime juice and seasoning.




5. Serve halibut with herbed rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 545Calories from Fat 218

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 240 mg10%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 25 g50%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet