Coco Rice with Green Onions - 1 Guiding Stars
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  • 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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