Steamed Cod with garlic and fennel + GIVEAWAY

I made Cod with Garlic and Fennel, brown rice and broccoli all in a rice maker.  And at one time.  Whaaaaaaat?  I know, crazy.

Steamed Cod with fennel and garlic | thefreshfind.com

An entire meal, using only one kitchen appliance, and practically NO dishes.  (<– every man’s dream)  I used Hamilton Beach’s Rice and Hot Cereal Cooker, which allows you to make rice AND steam food!

(Keep reading below to find out how to WIN your very own!)

I have a confession.  I have never owned a rice maker.

It’s horrible, I know.  I love love love brown rice and I grew up in a family that made rice practically every day.  However, when I moved away, I never bought one.

During my senior year of college, my roommate asked me to watch her rice so it didn’t boil over.  I was like, “Huh?  How could rice boil over?”.  And then, she showed me the pot on the stove.  I had never even seen rice cooked over the stove!  A confused and bewildered Asian, I made sure the rice didn’t boil over.  In the end, it was burnt on the bottom and a mess she scrubbed later.  I didn’t want any part of this.  So without a rice cooker, I didn’t made rice.

Until recently, when Hamilton Beach launched this genius rice maker– you can make your rice on the bottom and steam veggies/fish on the top.  Seriously, genius.

There is a basket that sits at the top of the pot– it serves as a colander to rinse your rice, and also as a holder for steaming.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used this rice maker since I’ve gotten it.  I have made lots of brown rice, steamed broccoli, sweet potatoes, reheated food, and now, steamed cod!

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Cod is one of my favorite fish.  It is very light, flakey and is packed with protein.  PACKED.  A 4 oz portion boasts 27g of protein!  Also, it just tastes super clean and hearty.

I steamed some cod with some roasted fennel and garlic and it was SO EASY.  Unbelievably easy.

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Steamed Cod with fennel and garlic | thefreshfind.com
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5 from 5 votes

Steamed Cod with garlic and fennel

Steamed Cod with roasted fennel and garlic-- a healthy, pescatarian and protein-packed meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 1
Author: The Fresh Find


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 4 oz. cod
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets


  • Rinse brown rice and add water amount according to package directions. Start to cook.
  • Chop fennel and roast at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Place roasted fennel at the base of the basket.
  • Place cod on fennel, and top with chopped garlic.
  • Place broccoli florets in basket.
  • When rice has only 8 more minutes to cook, place basket in rice cooker.
  • Allow to steam for 6-8 minutes, or until fish is cooked through.

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  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I would make rice pilaf

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    Edward L
    October 10, 2016 at 1:35 am

    Since, I’m Filipino… I’ve gotta cook my rice!

  • Reply
    Will G
    October 10, 2016 at 5:21 am

    I would cook brown rice.

  • Reply
    Vera K
    October 10, 2016 at 5:53 am

    I guess I would start with brown rice and then research what else I could cook in it.

  • Reply
    Vunda V
    October 10, 2016 at 8:06 am

    i would definitely cook brown rice in it! i can never get my rice just right!

  • Reply
    Julie Wood
    October 10, 2016 at 8:14 am

    5 stars
    I would make my Hearty oatmeal recipe and my Spanish Rice recipe!

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      October 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Yum! Would love to see your Spanish Rice recipe!

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    shelly peterson
    October 10, 2016 at 8:32 am

    I would make steamed white rice to go with my Chicken Adobo.

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    October 10, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I would make steamed veggies

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    October 10, 2016 at 9:48 am

    5 stars
    This is awesome! My rice cooker died last week so I would LOVE to win this- perfect timing! We eat a lot of rice so that’d be the primary use but I love that you can cook so many other things in it too!

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    Debra Marlin
    October 10, 2016 at 10:19 am

    5 stars
    Looks delicious and oh, so healthy! Can you do the same with quinoa or any other grain?

    • Reply
      October 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

      Yes you can cook quinoa in it, and also oatmeal or other hot cereals/grains! :)

  • Reply
    Brenda Haines
    October 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

    5 stars
    Jasmine rice with broccoli and cheese. Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I would make lemon rice first.

  • Reply
    Mary Cloud
    October 10, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I’d cook a dish I make a lot called Almost Cabbage Rolls in it

    • Reply
      October 10, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Yum! I’d love to see this recipe!

  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    5 stars
    I’d cook rice to go with gumbo.

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    heather s
    October 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    I would cook brown rice

  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I would make wild rice first.

  • Reply
    October 10, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I would make rice.
    Not just plain rice, terayki rice!

  • Reply
    Carol Clark
    October 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    some brown rice

  • Reply
    October 11, 2016 at 2:04 am

    I’d cook some nice basmati rice to go with a stir fry.

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    Angela Saver
    October 11, 2016 at 2:11 am

    I would make Spanish Rice in it first, then I would make oatmeal!

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    October 12, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Wow, this rice cooker is really handy! This dish is almost exactly how I cook so I’d make a similar white fish, brown rice, and broccoli dish!

  • Reply
    October 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I would make vegetable fried rice.

  • Reply
    kelly tupick
    October 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I would make my mom’s recipe of chicken rice with this.

  • Reply
    Lynne T
    October 12, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I would make Mexican rice and beans.

  • Reply
    October 14, 2016 at 11:59 am

    steel cut oats

  • Reply
    Tina W
    October 15, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I would make some jasmine rice.

  • Reply
    October 15, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    I would cook white rice. My husband eats rice daily and you can do so much with rice. Our rice maker broke and it’s been difficult.

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    Lisa A
    October 16, 2016 at 4:34 am

    I’d cook regular white rice. Maybe boil some eggs with the steam tray.

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    October 16, 2016 at 6:03 am

    Plain rice and I’ll have it with Tamari!

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    natasha lamoreux
    October 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    I would make some Spanish rice.

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    violet taylor
    October 16, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    rice pilaf is my favourite thing in the world!

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    Billy Lilley
    October 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I would try to make paella in the rice cooker. I don’t really know what all can be made in a rice cooker.

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    Sandy H
    October 20, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    I would cook rice, we have it with most of our meals. White rice, jasmine rice, Spanish rice…. the list goes on and on.

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    October 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Steel cut oats and buckwheat for breakfast porridge!

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    Robin Chesser
    October 20, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    I’d cook Basmati rice first, I just can’t seem to cook it correctly on the stovetop.

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