Recipe By dakota kelly
Published Aug 27th
Prep 5m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 25m
Servings 4 servings Calories 367.3

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1 pound catfish fillets
  • 1 (16 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 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.
  2. 2 Using a very sharp knife, cut the catfish into 3/4 inch pieces; set aside.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 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.
  5. 5 Serve the fish mixture over the rice.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 367.3
  • Carbohydrate 46.8 g
  • Cholesterol 53.4 mg
  • Fat 9.3 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 22.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.2 g
  • Sodium 406 mg
  • Sugar 4.4 g


  1. This was extremely easy to make and very wonderful! I don't care for fish much but this was something the whole family enjoyed!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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. - Read more ...
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. This will become a regular in my home. It is extremely easy and a nice change of pace.
  9. Very simple but tasty if you like foods with lots of tomato sauce.