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EASY FISH TEMPURA (SWAI) WITH RICE FLOUR, recipe, Japanese food recipe, easy Food & Recipes
EASY FISH TEMPURA (SWAI) WITH RICE FLOUR, recipe, Japanese food recipe, easy


Rico McConnellRico McConnell
Easy seafood tempura made with rice flour. With fried pickles when you have an extra batch of tempura batter left.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 lb swai fillet (about 3 fillets)
  • salt
  • salt & pepper
  • oil for deep-fry


  • ½ cup Rice flour
  • cup cold water sparkling water is preferred
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • ½ TSP salt


    Towel dry the fillets and sprinkle a pinch of salt on both sides.
    Let them sit in a fridge for 10 minutes.
    Towel dry excess moisture thoughtfully which causes the fishy flavor.
  • Chop the fish into bite-size.
  • Season the fillets with salt and pepper, or make arranges with your favorite seasoning.
    In a large mixing bowl, add ½ cup of rice flour, ⅓ cup of cold water, and ½ tsp of salt. Mix well.
    Add 1 whole egg beaten and mix well.
    Adjust the batter consistency while adding extra rice flour or cold water.
    *Since using gluten-free rice flour, you can mix the ingredients well unlike using wheat flour.
  • Heat the oil to 370 F over medium to medium-high heat in a deep fryer or a deep, heavy pot. 
  • Dip the fish into the batter, shake the extra batter off, and drop it into the oil.
    Do this in small batches so the oil temperature does not drop rapidly.
  • Dee-fry the fish for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on the size.
    **When you pick up the fish and feel the sizzling sensation, you can remove it from the oil.
  • Cool the deep-fried fish in an upright position on a cookie cooler if possible and drain the excess oil.
  • Serve with a dipping sauce.
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Keyword Deep-fry, Easy, fish, Izakaya, Kid-friendly, seafood
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