COCONUT RICE

Coconut rice is a great side or base to serve with Thai or other Asian-inspired food. This version has a yellow hue thanks to the addition of turmeric.

Yield: Serves 6.

COCONUT RICE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups canned chicken broth
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp flaked coconut

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat , sauté red pepper, onion and garlic in oil for 2 minutes. Add rice, turmeric and salt; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 - 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Transfer rice to a serving dish and sprinkle with coconut.
Nutritional analysis per serving:

397 calories, 16.1 g fat, 6.9 g protein, 57 g carbohydrate, 2 g fibre, 243 mg sodium

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