Baked cod with creamy mushroom & leek orzo

Rustle up our baked cod with orzo, creamy mushrooms and leeks in just 20 minutes. It’s a super speedy supper – a great option for busy work days

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 571
  • fat 15g
  • saturates 6g
  • carbs 66g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 6g
  • protein 41g
  • salt 0.42g


  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 cod loin fillets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and sliced
  • ½ small bunch of thyme
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 200g mushrooms, sliced
  • 300g orzo
  • 500ml low-salt stock
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche


  1. Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the flour into a bowl and season. Dip each cod fillet into the flour until evenly coated. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat and fry the cod on each side for 2 mins, or until golden brown. Transfer to a roasting tin with the lemon slices on top and nestled in half the thyme. Bake for 10 mins.

  2. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the leeks and mushrooms for 5 mins over a medium-high heat. Add the orzo and stock, and cook for 10 mins over a high heat, stirring continuously until tender. Stir through the crème fraîche and lemon zest. Season. Serve the orzo with the cod on top, along with the roasted lemon slices.

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