Coconut Lime Rice

You will need:

1 cup       Rice – I prefer brown or jasmine, but use your favorite

1 tblspn   Coconut Oil

1 tspn      Butter

1/4 cup   Unsweetened Flake Coconut

1 cup       Unsweetened Coconut Milk

1 cup       Broth – I prefer vegetable, but you may also use chicken broth

Salt          To your taste

Ground Black Pepper  To your taste

2 tablespoons  Unsweetened Lime juice – or 1 medium Lime juiced

2 teaspoons Lime zest

Rinse and drain rice, set aside.

1.  Heat coconut oil and butter in a large skillet, use medium/high heat.

2.  Add rice and coconut flakes, gently stir for 3-4 minutes.

3.  Gently stir in lime juice.

4.  Gently stir in coconut milk.

5.  Gently stir in broth, add salt.

6.  Bring to a low boil.

7.  Once gently boiling, reduce heat to low and cover with a tight fitting lid.

8.  Cook on low heat for 20 minutes. No peeking!

9.  Remove from heat, keep covered for 5 minutes. Still no peeking!

10.  Uncover and fluff with a fork, season with pepper, if desired.

This dish is wonderful served hot or cold. Get creative and think about adding fruit or vegetables, this dish definitely plays well with others.



Fun FactsLime Tree:

On average, one MEDIUM lime has 2 tablespoons of lime juice in it.

One medium lime also has 2 teaspoons of lime zest in it.

So if a recipe calls for the juice of 1 lime you can substitute 2 tablespoons of bottled juice. Or if it calls for 1 tablespoon of lime juice and you’d rather use fresh you can just take the juice from 1/2 a lime.

Zest: The zest of a lime is the outer green layer of peel, which contains fragrant and flavorful oils. Also found in other citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and tangerines.