Sea Bass stuffed with Lemon, Fennel & USA Wild Rice

Close up of whole sea bass stuffed with USA Wild rice This is a paid collaboration with USA Rice. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy.

We are delighted to be partnering with USA Rice to bring you this delicious recipe for Sea Bass, stuffed with Lemon, Fennel and Wild Rice. You may not have considered using USA Wild Rice in your cooking before, but it has so many benefits. Keep reading to find out how to make this stunning, yet simple, sea bass recipe.

Stuffed sea bass from above

USA Wild rice is a 100% whole grain and offers a great source of complex carbohydrates and protein. Whole grains are great for slow-release energy, offering a healthier alternative to simpler carbohydrates. USA Wild rice is a semi-aquatic grass native to North America, and it has strict environmental and food safety regulations. In addition, USA Wild rice has a great visual appeal, especially when combined with other brown and long-grain variants. This sea bass recipe is perfect with USA Wild Rice.

USA Wild Rice

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USA Wild rice is cooked using four times the amount of salted water for about 45-50 minutes until the water is absorbed. You do not need to wash or drain USA Wild rice as that can wash away the vitamins and minerals. If you are mixing the rice with other varieties, this cooking time can be reduced to roughly 20-25 minutes (please also refer to the instructions on the pack). The USA Wild rice is ready when two-thirds of the grains have burst open to reveal a fluffy, white interior.

USA Wild rice is a wonderfully diverse and healthy ingredient and can be added to salads, soups, casseroles or fish dishes, giving a delicious nutty flavour and crunchy texture.

Sea Bass stuffed with Lemon, Fennel & USA Wild Rice Recipe


Serves 3-4

  • 200g USA Wild Rice
  • fennel bulb
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • A handful of fresh herbs parsley, chives and mint
  • 1 Lemon
  • 60g Melted butter
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Whole sea bass gutted and scaled
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fennel seeds
Close up of Cooked Sea Bass for Sea Bass recipe.


USA Rice has a useful video for this sea bass recipe which you can watch to clarify the instructions below.

Firstly, cook the rice for 30-35 minutes until tender. Slice and dice the fennel. Slice and dice the red onion.

Next, chop the fresh herbs and add the fennel and red onion to a mixing bowl. Add the cooked and cooled USA Wild Rice and pour over the melted butter. Sprinkle over the fresh herbs and mix. This is the stuffing mixture.

Stuffing mix for Sea Bass recipe

Prepare two sheets of foil by pouring over olive oil and seasoning. Next, score the sea bass on each side and stuff the fish with the Wild USA rice filling. You can sprinkle with fennel seeds for extra flavour.

Finally, wrap up the fish and bake for 40 minutes at 170c. Finish with Lemon juice and serve.

Sea bass wrapped in foil, ready to go in the oven

This dish is so easy to prepare and takes very little time. It is the perfect dish for the health-conscious foodie, as it is both delicious and full of health benefits. The final dish also looks spectacular, meaning it should impress at any dinner party.

We really enjoyed using USA Wild Rice for this sea bass recipe as it was something we have not tried before. USA Wild rice adds a great visual appeal to any dish and is a whole grain that is packed with vitamins and minerals. We will definitely be trying to include it in our menus more often.

You can follow USA Rice on Instagram at @usariceintheuk

Finished Sea Bass Recipe with USA Rice apron

Please note, this is a paid collaboration with USA Rice. For more information, please see our Disclosure Policy.

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