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Very fragrant, juicy, spicy and easy to make side dish. It pairs wonderfully with my Tequila Lime Chicken.

Coconut – Lime rice

Recipe by Sweet ZivileCourse: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 1/2 cups of jasmine rice

  • 3 1/2 cups of water

  • 5 cloves of garlic

  • 1/2 pineapple, cubed in bite side cubes

  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric powder

  • 2 limes, both zest and juice

  • 1 can of young coconut meat or you can substitute with 1 cup of flaked coconut.

  • 1 1/2 cup of good quality canned coconut milk

  • 1 tbsp. of chili flakes

  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped cilantro leaves

  • 2 tbsp. of coconut oil

Let’s make it

  • Cook rice in water and coconut milk until cooked.
  • Preheat a large pan with coconut oil and fry garlic until fragrant, for 20-30 sec.
  • Add pineapple, young coconut meat and cook for 5-6 minutes until pineapple start to soften a little bit. It doesn’t have to be mushy, just a little changed texture and released sugars.
  • Add rice, spices, lime juice and zest to the pan and mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and add cilantro.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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