Make these lettuce wraps a filling meal by using Mahatma® Organic Brown Rice and vegetables alongside Cajun seasoned and blackened fish!
Cook rice according to package directions, adding peas and corn in the last 5 minutes of cooking.
Meanwhile, pat fish dry with paper towel. Stir together paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne and brown sugar; rub all over fish.
Heat oil in large cast-iron skillet set over medium-high heat; cook fish, in batches, for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and fish just starts to flake when tested.
Serve rice and fish in lettuce leaves. Serve with lemon wedges; sprinkle with parsley.
If you love Lousiana southern cooking, there are a few classic dishes you’ve probably tried like Red Beans and Rice or even savory Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, but there is one technique that not everyone knows how to do at home – blackened fish. Of course, this technique doesn’t involve burning the fish, but rather cooking it in a cast-iron skillet with oil or butter for that crisp texture and color with loads of seasonings for flavor! Learn how you can blacken fish, tofu or meat at home using our easy to follow steps.
We’ve used a homemade spice blend made of paprika, salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, cayenne and brown sugar. It’s ideal to make and keep on hand for future Cajun recipes or to simply season chicken breasts, tofu or meat before cooking.
With Mahatma® Rice, it’s easy to step out of your comfort zone and try other delicious lettuce wrap recipes like these Cajun flavored wraps or maybe even Caribbean-style Jerk Shrimp Rice Lettuce Wraps. In any case, we’ve put together a few helpful tips for guaranteed success:
1- Use quality ingredients. Look for high-quality white-fleshed fish, without or with very little bones for easier eating. We’ve also made our filling with organic brown rice for more natural vitamins and minerals in every bite! If you want to know more about our organic products, make sure to check out our meal ideas here.
2- Look for larger lettuce leaves like iceberg, romaine or butter lettuce leaves. Make sure to wash and dry before filling.
3- Don’t overfill each wrap. To fold, start by folding the sides in, then the bottom flap and enjoy!
Find more tips and cooking ideas for all of your meals so that you can explore with confidence in the kitchen! After all, international meals like chicken paella are more simple than you may think! Browse our cooking section for tips on how to cook Jasmine Rice in the Instant Pot or a delicious recipe for Mexican Rice. Find everything you need for your next rice meal! Need a dessert idea? Try our arroz con leche Mexican recipe.
Substitute butter for oil if desired.