Coco Rice with Green Onions - 1 Guiding Stars
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Rice alone is a charming grain base for a wide variety of dishes. Many of those dishes, such as curry, would pair magnificently with this easy and elegant spin that adds coconut for sweet nuttiness and turmeric for color and zing.


  • 2 tsp. canola or olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
  • ¼ cup flaked, unsweetened coconut
  • 1½ cups fat-free, low sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions


  1. Heat oil in a medium sauce pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion; sauté until tender, stirring constantly (2 minutes).
  3. Add rice and turmeric; sauté until rice becomes yellow.
  4. Stir in unsweetened coconut.
  5. Add broth and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and season with salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until tender (20 minutes).
  6. Turn off heat, uncover, and let stand (5 minutes). Fluff with a fork. Stir in green onions, and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 250; Total Fat 7g (9% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 215mg (10% DV); Total Carbohydrate 43g (16% DV); Dietary Fiber 4g (14% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 5g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 4% DV; Manganese 90% DV; Copper 20% DV; Magnesium 20% DV.
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