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Coconut Lime Rice

Coconut Lime Rice

You are going to love this spin on traditional rice... fantastic with grilled fish or my Ginger Garlic Chicken. This is a great way to use up left over rice, and the best thing is you can whip it up in no time.                 

2c        cooked rice 

1/4c     coconut milk

2tsp     butter

2          limes (zest and juice) 

1/2       jalepeno (finely diced)

1/3c     shredded coconut (toasted and unsweetened)

1          bunch of fresh cilantro (chopped)

salt to taste                                                                                                                                                                                    

In a medium pot add the coconut milk, butter, lime juice and zest. Let simmer until the butter is melted and the lime becomes fragrant. Reduce heat to low and add the cooked rice, jalapeño, toasted coconut. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until rice is warmed through. Toss in cilantro and serve.

*Tip- this is easily done in the microwave too, just heat the coconut milk, butter, coconut, lime juice and zest in a medium sized bowl first. Once the butter is melted simply toss in the remaining ingredients and warm through. This entire recipe from start to finish takes me 4 ½ minutes when done this way! I freeze my leftover rice in ziplock sandwich bags...2 cups fits perfectly in each bag! That way I just thaw and proceed with the rest of the recipe. Easy Peasy!

TIP- This can easily be made vegan by simply swapping out the butter with a vegan butter like Earth Balance



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