The long grain rice in this recipe is cooked with a blend of coconut milk and water. Toward the end of the cooking time, fresh snow peas are placed in the pot on top of the rice to steam quickly. The creamy coconut rice is topped with some toasted nuts and voilà--an easy side dish that pairs well with any number of entrees. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • In a medium saucepan combine the water, coconut milk, rice and salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  • Place pea pods on top of rice. Cover and cook about 5 minutes more or until rice and vegetables are nearly tender; there may still be some liquid. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

  • Gently stir to combine and sprinkle with toasted nuts.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; 3.4 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 205 mg sodium. 88 mg potassium; 21.7 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 3.2 g protein; 257 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 100 mcg folate; 23 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 17 mg magnesium;

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Easy/quick to make flavorful and filling. The snow peas stay crunchy even if you let them steam a little too long and the light coconut milk is not overwhelming. This coming from someone who does not like coconut or coconut curries. Read More