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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


Recipe Summary

40 mins
15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

2/3 cup
130 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 21.7g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 1.5g; fat 3.4g; saturated fat 2.1g; vitamin a iu 256.8IU; vitamin c 14.2mg; folate 100.4mcg; calcium 23mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 17mg; potassium 87.8mg; sodium 204.6mg.

1 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat