Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Coconut-Lime Rice

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Hi everyone! This is the rice I made to serve my Coconut Shrimp. I hope you like it, it's so flavorful and easy!  It goes great with sweet and sour dishes, any kind of seafood, Caribbean dishes or Asian inspired dishes.


Ingredients:
  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (or butter)
  • 1  14oz can Coconut Milk
  • 1 cup Coconut Water (you can use natural water if you prefer so)
  • The Zest and Juice of one lime
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
 In a skillet or saucepan on medium heat, melt the coconut oil, then add in 2 cups of coconut milk. (the can of milk will be about 2 tablespoons short from 2 cups, just add some water to make it to the 2 cup mark!) Also add in 1 cup of coconut water, the zest of one lime, and the juice of half a lime; season with salt and ground black pepper to taste.  (I only added about 1 teaspoon of each, this is not supposed to be a salty rice, so do not go crazy with the salt or pepper, the coconut milk will give it a very rich flavor so there's no need to add too much salt!) Give it a quick stir, then cover the saucepan with a lid, and bring to a boil.

Once it's boiling, taste the flavor, add more lime juice if you think is necessary, you can also add more salt and pepper if needed (but remember this is not supposed to be a salty kind of rice!)

Add in the rice, give it a quick stir, cover the pan with a lid, reduce the heat to low, and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is gone. 

Turn off the heat, let the rice in the pan for another 5 more minutes before serving it.  Garnish with fresh parsley. Enjoy.

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