Sign In
Sign Up Now

Hoisin Glazed Fish with Sesame Rice

Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Dairy Free
image for Recipe schema
Big Kids Plate
Toddler Plate

Let Your Friends Try This Recipe!

Why we love it:

The hoisin sauce is super flavorful and requires so little - making this a great last minute meal and a very simple way to cook fish, even for beginners.


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice (White)
  • 112 cups Water
  • 12 teaspoon Kosher Salt (divided)
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 14 cup White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 pound Green Beans
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 114 pounds Cod (4 filets - or white fish of choice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Hoisin Sauce

Cooking Instructions

  • 2. RICE

    Combine the 1 cup white basmati rice, 1½ cups water and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Stir and bring to a boil then stir well. Reduce heat to lowest setting and tightly cover. Steam for 17 minutes then turn off heat and fluff with a fork. Sprinkle the vinegar and most of the sesame seeds over top and stir. Cover and let rest until ready to serve.


    Trim the ends off the beans and place on a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil.

  • 4. ROAST

    Place baking sheet(s) in the oven and bake roast until fish is opaque throughout, 12 to 15 minutes.

  • 5. SERVING

    Serve fish over the rice, sprinkle with any seeds you haven’t used. Fill the plate with green beans.

Check out our new features!


    look for GF hoisin sauce
  • COD:
    almost any fish filet or shrimp will taste delicious - but cook on a separate pan or make sure it’s cut to the right size to cook along with the green beans
  • FISH:
    this works on chicken breasts or pork chops too, but separate from the veggies if needed so they both cook for the correct amount of time
    brown rice, noodles, quinoa
    any green veggie
    oyster sauce mixed with 1 teaspoon of soy sauce is a good sub, or teriyaki sauce
    optional, omit if allergic

Kid Friendly Version

Big Kids Plate
Toddler Plate

How to Tweak This Recipe for Kids:

  • The hoisin is a “kid classic” but you can make it more like teriyaki by stirring in about 1 teaspoon of brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce. Roast their portion without the sauce on top, or with this sweeter sauce spooned over top. They can use extra sauce for dipping
  • If green beans aren’t kid approved, make it a medley by adding a few vegetables they enjoy to the baking sheet

For Toddlers

  • Scoop out the rice before adding vinegar and seeds
  • Chop beans into small bites or add other veggies to the sheet pan for roasting
  • You can leave the sauce off or serve it on the side for dipping

For Choosy Eaters

  • For some kids the sauce will be helpful and others might want to leave it off and try it for dipping
  • You can also coat the top of the fish with panko and dot with butter to give it a “fish stick” vibe
  • Add veggies they enjoy and serve the rice plain

Prep Ahead & Use It Up

  1. Steam the rice. You can add vinegar and sesame too
Rate this recipe:
0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)
You need to be a registered member to rate this.
Send us feedback

Meal Plans

save time and reduce food waste
Get Your First Meal Plan