Cook rice for side dish, as directed.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Melt the butter in small saucepan and stir in the garlic, onion powder, basil and oregano. Simmer on low for 2 to 3 minutes to allow flavors and fragrances to mingle.
Place the cod fillets into a small baking dish and season each fillet with salt and pepper. Pour the melted herb-butter over the cod fillets, spooning on top so they are completely coated.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cod is white and flaky all the way through. Add a dash of lemon zest to each piece, as optional garnish.
Prepare the salad.
Serve Garlic & Herb Cod with rice and side salad.