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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

130.4 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 21.7g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 3.4g 5% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 11% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 256.8IU 5% DV; vitamin c 14.2mg 24% DV; folate 100.4mcg 25% DV; calcium 23mg 2% DV; iron 1.7mg 10% DV; magnesium 17mg 6% DV; potassium 87.8mg 3% DV; sodium 204.6mg 8% DV.

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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