Thai Coconut Basmati Rice with Seared Scallops
Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle scallops with 1/4 teaspoon salt and the 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.Advertisement
Cook onion in the 2 teaspoons hot oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in rice. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Stir in coconut milk, broth, the water, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in mango and the chopped basil.
Meanwhile, cook scallops in the remaining 1 tablespoon hot oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until opaque and golden brown, turning once halfway through cooking time. Serve scallops over rice. If desired, sprinkle with basil leaves.
3 lean protein, 1 1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit