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Caribbean Coconut Rice

This fragrant rice pilaf goes especially well with Indian, Asian, and Caribbean entrées. It’s so good and so simple, though, you’ll probably find yourself making it often to accompany weeknight meals.

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Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper
  • 1/4cup toasted shredded, unsweetened coconut, optional

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and cinnamon stick, and sauté 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in rice, and sauté 2 minutes, or until rice grains are opaque.
  3. Add coconut milk, sugar, salt, lime zest, white pepper, and 3/4 cup water, and bring to a simmer. Stir once, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes.
  4. Fluff rice with fork, cover, and let rest 5 minutes.
  5. Garnish with toasted coconut, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories 143
  • Carbohydrate Content 20 g
  • Cholesterol Content 5 mg
  • Fat Content 6 g
  • Fiber Content 0.5 g
  • Protein Content 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 4 g
  • Sodium Content 245 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g