This is a dish that I'm trying to figure out. Out of laziness I want to cook a whole meal that includes some veggies, protein and carbs in a single baking. I don't thaw the cod before because it's usually a dish that I make with no preparation.
I mix diced carrots and rice with oil, salt, pepper, and some spices like rosemary, sage and thyme. Then put the mixture in an over tray add the frozen cod and enough stock for the rice to cook in. Finally it goes in the oven at ~180*C (~370*F) until the rice is done.
The result is reasonably good, with flavors from the fish and the carrots blending into the rice, but overall a bit underwhelming.
Any suggestions on what could be improved? Is there some other all-in-one-tray baking recipe I could use?
I'd like to stay away from garlic or onions, but maybe there are other herbs or spices that would work better with the stock and rice rather than the ones I'm using? I guess I'm wondering which spices are at their best when cooked in lots of water and go well with fish.
The carrots cook well, but they don't really brown, some on top just dry up and others are close to boiled, would lowering the cooking temperature help?
Other vegetables that would work better here instead?