Source: Chef Alfredo Oropeza | Category: Side Dishes

Coconut Jasmine Rice

Sweet rice, warm fruit and fresh basil … a divine combination that could be dessert! Sautéing the mango slices in neutral-tasting canola oil is key to keeping the tropical flavors in this dish clean and clear. The rice goes well with Turkey and Plantain Stuffed Poblano Chiles.

Coconut Jasmine Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed in water 250 mL
  • 1 cup of water 250 mL
  • 1 can (14 oz/ 398 mL) light coconut milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt 0.5 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 1 mango, cut in quarters
  • 1 Tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped 15 mL

Instructions

  • 1. In saucepan, cook rice with water, coconut milk and salt over medium heat. Once rice boils, lower temperature and continue to cook, covered, until rice is smooth and fluffy, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • 2. In sauté pan, warm canola oil on medium heat and lightly sauté mango pieces until they turn light golden color. Add chopped basil, then remove from heat.
  • 3. Serve rice in bowls topped with mango pieces and fresh basil leaves.

Yield

4 servings

serving size

1 cup (250 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories140
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates24 g
Fiber1 g
Sugars6 g
Protein2 g
Sodium40 mg
Potassium70 mg