Sea Bass on Saffron Rice
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Sea Bass on Saffron Rice

Sea Bass on Saffron Rice

with Chicken and Parsley & Lemon Oil

Well, this is something pretty special! Lemon-infused sea bass sits atop a generous portion of golden rice. Inspired by a Spanish paella, the rice is studded with juicy chicken pieces and scented with saffron. For a final flourish, everything gets finished off with a touch of parsley and lemon oil.


Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount


Bell Pepper


Arborio Rice


Sea Bream Fillets

(Contains Fish)




Chicken Stock Powder


Green Beans


Diced Chicken Thigh




Garlic Clove


Smoked Paprika


Flat Leaf Parsley



Not included in your delivery


Olive Oil


Water for the Rice


Nutritional information

Energy (kcal)656 kcal
Energy (kJ)2745 kJ
Fat12 g
of which saturates2 g
Carbohydrate83 g
of which sugars14 g
Protein55 g
Salt2.6 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Chopping Board
Large Oven-Proof Pan
Measuring Cups
Mixing Bowl
Small Bowl
Grill Pan


Prep the Veggies

Preheat your oven to 200°C and put the kettle on to boil. Halve, peel and chop the onion into roughly 1⁄2cm pieces. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Halve, then remove the core from the pepper and cut into 1⁄2cm slices. Trim the tops from the green beans and chop into 2cm lengths. Roughly chop the parsley (stalks and all). Zest the lemon, then cut it into wedges.

Brown the Chicken

Pour the boiling water (see ingredients for amount) into a measuring jug and add the stock pot and saffron powder. Stir to dissolve. Add some oil to a large ovenproof saucepan on medium-high heat (if you don't have one, use a normal saucepan and transfer to an ovenproof dish later). Fry the chicken until browned, turning regularly, 5-7 mins. Add the onion, and cook until soft, 5 mins.

Add the Rice

Add the pepper, green beans, garlic and smoked paprika to the pan. Cook for 1 minute more, then add the arborio rice. Stir to coat in the oil and spice. Add the stock and bring the mixture to the boil (then transfer to an ovenproof dish if necessary). Cover with a lid (or foil) and cook on the middle shelf of your oven for 20-25 mins. TIP: Check after 20 mins to see if the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed.

Marinate the Fish

Place the sea bass in a mixing bowl and add half the lemon zest, a glug of oil and a pinch of salt. Rub the flavours into the skin and flesh of the fish, then set aside. In a small bowl, mix the remaining lemon zest with the parsley and stir in the olive oil (see ingredients for amount). Squeeze in the juice of half the lemon wedges. Season with salt to taste and set aside.

Cook the Fish

Twelve mins into the rice's cooking time, put a frying pan on medium-high heat (no oil). Once hot, carefully lay in the sea bass fillets, skin-side down. Cook until the edges begin to brown and the skin is crispy, 3-4 mins - don't move them during this time, then turn and cook for 2-3 mins on the other side. IMPORTANT: The fish is cooked when the centre is opaque. Remove your pan from the heat.

Finish and Serve

When the rice is ready, remove it from your oven and leave to cool for a couple of minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. Share between your bowls, top with the sea bass and spoon over the parsley and lemon oil. Serve with the remaining lemon wedges to squeeze over at the table. Enjoy!