–cod (size of 3 decks of cards, one-half pound)
–hot sauce (bottled, Louisiana or Tabasco, etc.)
–onion (one half, medium)
–tomato sauce (1 small can)
–tomato juice (one-third cup)
–salt and pepper
–white rice (instant)
1 – Chop the onion, and place in the bottom of a covered baking dish. Add the tomato sauce and tomato juice, seasoning with 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce and 2 teaspoons of hot sauce. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Then place the cod in the tomato sauce. Drench with lemon juice. Season the cod with salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and olive oil. Set aside.
2 – Measure two-thirds cup of white rice into a covered baking dish. Add two-thirds cup of water. Season with salt (one-half teaspoon) and olive oil. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Let sit, covered, at least 5 minutes.
3 – Microwave the cod for 6 minutes.
4 – Serve the cod and sauce on top of the white rice.
–cod adapted from The Commander’s Palace New Orleans Cookbook; rice original.