Baja Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream

With corn tortillas and homemade cilantro cream, these Baja Fish Tacos will be a hit: Taco night just got better!

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Baja Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream

Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 30 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/2 lb. mild white fish filets (tilapia, snapper, cod)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly shredded
  • lime wedges


Taco Night

Taco night just got even better with our delicious Baja Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream. The best part? There’s no need to measure and no mess when using Boil-in-Bag rice. Perfect for a quick meal, this hearty blend is ready in no time and will surely keep you and your family feeling satisfied

Now that you’ve got a filling rice and bean base, all you need to do is choose your favorite taco to accompany it:

Seafood: It’s nearly impossible to tire of seafood tacos, so give these flavorful Cuban Shrimp & Rice Tacos a try!
Beef: Want to beef up your tacos, you can’t go wrong with these classic Mexican Taco Wraps. Otherwise, level up with our rich Flexitarian Tacos!
Chicken: Our Thai Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps are taco adjacent but that doesn’t make them any less delicious! 

Which White Fish Is Best?

Unlike salmon or tuna, white fish are a more neutral and mild option, absorbing all those yummy flavors of your dish. It also cooks quickly, so it’s a great option for those who have a busy schedule but want a delicious meal. 

Cod is generally the go-to white fish because of its versatility. Cod is simple to prepare and seamlessly integrates into loads of recipes.
Snapper is usually cut quite thin, they cook fairly quickly. Both nutty and sweet, red snapper is a popular variety.
Groupers are firm, flaky and moist, which also adapt to many different recipes easily — grilled, smoked, roasted or baked.
Halibut has a delicate flavor: this is a great option for citrus and spices such as tarragon, rosemary, fennel, and coriander.
Haddock is quite similar to cod, only a tad sweeter. If your dish is on the savory side, opt for this filet! 

Any of these, along with flounder or pollock, are great white fish options. Just keep in mind that fresh fish doesn’t have a long shelf-life. If your schedule doesn’t permit you to buy and cook, opt for quality frozen white fish fillets.

Now that you’re a whitefish expert, you can select your filet with confidence for this delectable Baja Fish Taco Bowl. This yummy Curried Baked Fish or take a look at these other Tasty Ways to Cook with Seafood.  Our homemade shrimp fried rice is another delicious option.

  • Switch up how you do taco night! Our tasty take on Baja Fish Tacos with a Cilantro Cream combines flakey white fish fillets, crisp cabbage and a flavorful cream with a bit of a kick.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Preheat grill pan over medium high heat.

    Step 2

  • In a small bowl combine sour cream, mayonnaise, cilantro and lime juice. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • In a medium skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add black beans, corn, and bell peppers for 2 minutes.

    Step 4

  • In a small bowl combine ancho chili powder, garlic powder, salt, cumin and 1 tablespoon oil. Rub chili paste mixture over fish filets.

    Step 5

  • Brush remaining oil in grill pan and add fish filets. Grill just until fish begins to flake, about 2-3 minutes per side, depending on thickness of fish. Remove fish to cutting board and roughly chop. In a medium bowl combine rice, black beans, corn, bell peppers, and fish.

    Step 6

  • Warm corn tortillas and spread with a little cilantro cream sauce. Top with rice mixture, shredded cabbage, and drizzle with additional sauce. Serve with lime wedges and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.