Creamy coconut rice with vegetables

Creamy coconut rice with vegetables

Inspired in the Thai cuisine, this creamy coconut rice is a perfect combination of texture and flavor. This is a healthy, vegan and gluten free option for those who are searching for a special dish that is easy to make.

If you’re tired of always making your rice the same way, this is such a delicious alternative. With only 2 ingredientes and some spices you get a creamy vegan delightful rice, infused with a combination of coriander, paprika and ginger, which makes it a perfect side dish. In this case I chose a mixture of pan-fried vegetables with sesame seeds and soy sauce on top. As the rice itself already has a lot of flavour, I personally prefer to serve it with something simple.

Although this is a simple recipe, I do have a few tips to give you:

  • Make sure to rinse the rice at least 5 times before cooking. I know it sounds like a lot of work, but just do it (you’ll thank me later). You get a fluffier rice as a result in the end.
  • I personally prefer basmati rice but any rice will do (Jasmine rice is also a good option).
  • When the rice is starting to boil, put on a lid and bring the fire back to a simmer.
  • Want to give your rice an extra flavor? instead of water use stock.

Now that I gave you the tricks you need to take out the most of this recipe, let’s start with the next steps:

Ingredients (1 serving):

  • 1/4 can of coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp of water
  • 1/2 cup of basmati rice
  • A pinch of salt
  • Grounded ginger, paprika powder and coriander seed powder.

Main dish

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 of an onion
  • 4 or 5 pieces of broccoli
  • 1/2 of a medium sized zucchini
  • Salt and pepper
Healthy creamy coconut rice with sesame seeds. Accompanied by pan fried vegetables with soy sauce and sesame seeds on top.

Instructions:

  1. Rinse the rice at least 5 times in a strainer.
  2. Grab a pot and pour in the water and coconut with a pinch of salt.
  3. Add the rice.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder, paprika and coriander powder and mix it into the rice.
  5. Bring it to a boil. Then lower the temperature to medium heat and cover with a lid.
  6. Simmer 18 to 20 minutes.
  7. While the rice is getting ready, cut all the vegetables into long thin strips (Julienne type)
  8. Preheat a pan over medium heat with a tsp of olive oil.
  9. Add the vegetables to the pan, add the salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes.
  10. When it’s ready, place them on a plate and spread some sesame seeds and soy sauce on top.
  11. When the 20 minutes have passed, add the rice to the plate and spread some sesame seeds on top.
  12. Done! time to enjoy.
Delicious healthy creamy coconut rice

Let me know how you liked this recipe in the comments below, and don’t forget to mention me on social media if you tried it.

Below you’ll find the nutritional values of this recipe.

Creamy coconut rice with vegetables

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword Coconut basmati rice, Creamy coconut rice with vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 675kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 can coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup basmati rice
  • Salt
  • Grounded ginger, paprika powder and coriander seed powder.

Veggies

  • 1 carrot
  • 1/4 onion
  • 5 broccoli pieces
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • salt and pepper

Topping

  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Instructions

  • Rinse the rice at least 5 times in a strainer.
  • Grab a pot and pour in the water and coconut with a pinch of salt.
  • Add the rice.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of ginger powder, paprika and coriander powder and mix it into the rice.
  • Bring it to a boil. Then lower the temperature to medium heat and cover with a lid.
  • Simmer 18 to 20 minutes.
  • While the rice is getting ready, cut all the vegetables into long thin strips (Julienne type)
  • Preheat a pan over medium heat with a tsp of olive oil.
  • Add the vegetables to the pan, add the salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes.
  • When it's ready, place them on a plate and spread some sesame seeds and soy sauce on top.
  • When the 20 minutes have passed, add the rice to the plate and spread some sesame seeds on top.
  • Done! time to enjoy.
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