Baked Sardines & Mediterranean Rice


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Learn how to create this Mediterranean inspired Sardine dish, oven baked to perfection. This dish will turn anyone into a Sardine lover with it’s bold, full flavours. This recipe shows just how easy they are to cook and can be celebrating using a range of different ingredients. Serve it with Mediterranean rice for an added hint of flavour and texture.


2 cups White Rice

250ml Chicken Stock

1kg Australian Sardines

1 tbsp Garlic Paste

2 tbsp Tomato Paste

1 tsp Cumin

250g Cherry Tomatoes

1 Red Capsicum, diced

1 Green Capsicum, diced

1 Red Onion, diced

2 Garlic Cloves, sliced

½ cup Parsley, roughly chopped

Salt & Pepper to season

½ Lemon






Step 1

Combine the rice, chicken stock, garlic paste, tomato paste and cumin and cook in a rice cooker.

Step 2

Fry the red onion for 3 mins on a medium heat. Add the capsicum and fry for a further 2 mins.

Step 3

Combine with the cooked rice. Line the bottom of a baking dish. Place the sardines on top. Spread cherry tomatoes and sliced garlic on top of the sardines.

Step 4

Add a generous drizzle of olive oil, season with sea salt and pepper.

Step 5

Bake for 20 mins at 180 degrees

Step 6

Drizzle with lemon juice and dress with chopped parsley to serve

  • Recipe by Ross Brockbank
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