Instant Pot Herbed Rockfish and Rice

In an effort to enhance our healthy eating lifestyle, we are trying to eat more fish. Now, I will be honest here….until I was in my late 30s, I was not a fan of fin fish. Like, at all. Give me shrimp, clams, lobster or crab and I’m ya’ girl. But fishy fin fish was not my thing.

However, I have acquired a taste for it, and have begun to incorporate it more into our diet.

Generally we stick to Salmon, Mahi Mahi or Swordfish, but every once in a while, I pick a new fish out at Trader Joe’s and give it a shot.


As you will find out as this blog progresses, I am a TJ’s junkie.

Anyway, generally I prefer FRESH rockfish, but TJ’s had some frozen filets and I grabbed them in my last haul.

On the WW Freestyle plan, fish is zero smart points. It is a super source of protein, and lends well to summer cooking because I don’t have to light my stove or oven. I will always include Smart Points Values when posting recipes.

Tonight, I cooked the Rockfish in my Instant Pot, with Jasmine Rice, fresh Herbs, and veggies from my garden

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you need one. It’s the bomb diggity.

Yeah. I know. I aged myself there. I am in my 40s. Gimme a break.

This is a relatively easy recipe that can be done with any fish.

I used two rockfish filets. Mine were frozen, but fresh would be better.

Here is what you will need:

  • A cup of Chicken Stock (chicken broth or water are also acceptable).
  • 1c jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 2 rockfish filets (or fish of your choice)
  • 1 small green pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 small vidalia onion, roughly chopped
  • 1c of cherry tomatos, halved
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • Seasonings to taste (I used Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute and Trader Joe’s Onion Salt)

Add rice and liquid to your instant pot. Layer in your veggies and then add half the herbs. Lay your fish filets on top and top with the rest of the herbs and season to taste.

Seal your instant pot and use the Manual setting. I cooked mine on high pressure for 5 minutes. Then, follow with a natural pressure release for 10 minutes.

To serve, plate 3/4c of the rice and veggies (you will have leftover rice). Place 1 filet on top of the rice. I served mine with a sliced yellow tomato and steamed asparagus. The only Smart Points in the meal were from the rice. It was 3 smart points for the rice (about 1/4 of the 3/4c was veggies). Everything else was a WW zero point food.

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