Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Coconut Scented Rice with Toasted Almonds & Mint

Looks so yummy, I love coconut rice! Sounds great to have with a nice stir fry of veggies!  Gotta eat it soon :)

1 cup brown rice, rinsed
2 cups organic coconut milk
1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional
1/4 cup almonds chopped finely
3 sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place rice, coconut milk and shredded coconut in a saucepan. Stir briefly.

2. Place saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Cover with a tight fitting lid then lower heat to a simmer. Cook rice for about 25 minutes. After that, check the rice periodically to see if it is tender.

3. While the rice is cooking, place the slivered almonds on a sheet pan and bake for 5-7 minutes or until toasty brown and fragrant.

4. When the rice is cooked to your desired tenderness, fluff it with a fork and sprinkle in about 1/2 the almonds. Add the rest of the almonds to the top of the rice, to serve along with the mint.

Recipe and photo found at Energise For Life.

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