This dish tastes just like the authentic version except it's lower in calories and fat and is a quick recipe to make.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, bring the 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in the rice and return to a boil; reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

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  • Using a very sharp knife, cut the catfish into 3/4 inch pieces; set aside.

  • In a medium saucepan, combine the tomatoes (with juices), dried onions, bouillon granules, dried oregano, garlic powder and hot-pepper sauce; bring to a boil and stir in the catfish pieces.

  • Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through.

  • Serve the fish mixture over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

367 calories; protein 22.6g 45% DV; carbohydrates 46.8g 15% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 53.4mg 18% DV; sodium 406mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (52)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2005
A quick and easy Catfish stew! For a fresher taste, I have adapted the recipe, but only slightly. I use catfish nuggets and Ro-Tel tomatoes. I use fresh celery, onion, garlic clove, a strip of lemon peel and fresh thyme, when available. I use hot pepper flakes, instead of hot pepper sauce, and no salt. Diners are able to add salt, or not, to their own taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/21/2003
Well I guess I've never tasted the original recipe. But this sounded good so I tried it. It was very fishy & nobody would eat it including me. Sorry to say I wasted alot of money & alot of catfish only to throw it down the drain. Read More
(12)
66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2005
A quick and easy Catfish stew! For a fresher taste, I have adapted the recipe, but only slightly. I use catfish nuggets and Ro-Tel tomatoes. I use fresh celery, onion, garlic clove, a strip of lemon peel and fresh thyme, when available. I use hot pepper flakes, instead of hot pepper sauce, and no salt. Diners are able to add salt, or not, to their own taste. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2007
Easy and fast! Tasted wonderful, will be making again. I added red pepper flakes and used diced tomatoes with garlic and olive oil. Added okra too. It was fabulous. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
10/20/2003
Well I guess I've never tasted the original recipe. But this sounded good so I tried it. It was very fishy & nobody would eat it including me. Sorry to say I wasted alot of money & alot of catfish only to throw it down the drain. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2003
This will become a regular in my home. It is extremely easy and a nice change of pace. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2006
I used Basa instead of US catfish minced garlic instead of powder and omited the onions. Turned out fabulous. Excellent flavor!! This will be used again and again in my house! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2004
This recipe was wonderful. Really easy and the catfish was tender and delicious. I have a rice cooker and so simmered the tomatoes etc until the rice was done then added the fish to the pan. The seasoning melded together very well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2003
Very simple but tasty if you like foods with lots of tomato sauce. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2005
This recipe is so easy and fast. I used tomatoes with jalapenos already in it and deleted the hot sauce. My husband loved it and so did I. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2007
This was extremely easy to make and very wonderful! I don't care for fish much but this was something the whole family enjoyed! Read More
(5)
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