For a fresh new take on fish tacos, try these Air Fryer Baja fish taco rice bowls are layered with Mahatma® Brown Rice, crispy fish and sliced vegetables all drizzled with a homemade lime crema.
Cook brown rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, stir together sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.
Cut fish fillets into 2-inch pieces. In a shallow bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, chili powder and remaining salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until frothy.
Dip fish first in egg whites, then dredge in cornmeal mixture until coated. Place on parchment paper-lined tray.
Preheat air fryer according to manufacturer’s instructions.
In 3 batches, place breaded fish in air fryer basket. Drizzle each batch with 1 tbsp oil. Air-fry at 400°F, turning once, for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
Divide rice among 6 bowls. Top with cabbage, pico de gallo, avocado and fish.
For a loaded rice bowl, add corn, radishes and beans.
While traditional rice bowls work wonders for mealtime ease, they can also be an amazing way to eat flavorful ingredient combinations. This rice bowl starts with a layer of whole grain brown rice to help soak up the dressing and add a hearty touch. If you’re looking for a classic option, use our traditional white rice or the best Jasmine Rice.
Just like any rice bowl, you’ll need protein, but this version uses crispy on the outside and tender flaky on the inside fish! We suggest using any white-fleshed fish fillets with a neutral flavor that come deboned for easier eating. And, using an Air Fryer, you can get that signature crisp texture without having to work with loads of hot oil!
Air Fryer Tips: If you’re new to using an Air Fryer, make sure to coat and bread properly with egg first and then the cornmeal mix. Also, turn your ingredients halfway through the cooking time for even texture. Try this out with another recipe like Air Fryer Arroz Rojo Arancini with a delicious Mexican rice taste.
Now, on to the toppings, for added crunch use pico de gallo and shredded cabbage of choice whether it be green, red or a mix. To give this bowl a creamy touch, slice up avocado and divide up as desired.
Oftentimes what can really bring a rice bowl together is a simple sauce. Make your own Baja sauce by combining a few simple ingredients like sour cream, mayonnaise, lime zest, lime juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Looking for more ideas? Get creative and find a bit of inspiration with these homemade dressings and vinaigrettes you can make for all of your other rice bowl or salad needs.
Find more delicious Latin American or international-inspired meal ideas in our recipe section including our chicken paella recipe, tacos beans and rice or the best arroz con leche recipe.