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Coconut Rice Pilaf with Fresh and Dried Cranberries

cranberry rice pilaf by leslie cerier

Prepare yourself for a treat for the palate and senses. Coconut rice seasoned with ginger, decorated with almonds, and sweetened with anti-oxidant rich dried and whole cranberries. Recipe contributed by Leslie CerierPhotos by Tracey Eller.

cranberry rice pilaf by leslie cerier

Coconut Rice Pilaf with Fresh and Dried Cranberries

Prepare yourself for a treat for the palate and senses. Coconut rice seasoned with ginger, decorated with almonds, and sweetened with anti-oxidant rich dried and whole cranberries.
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Course: Rice side dish
Cuisine: Healthy
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Veg Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin organic coconut oil see Note
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger more or less to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice or see note
  • 3 tablespoons almonds
  • Pinch of fine sea salt or to taste
  • 15- ounce can light coconut milk
  • ½ cup whole fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Chopped fresh mint for garnish

Instructions

  • Melt the coconut oil in a 9 inch heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the ginger and sauté for 1 minute to flavor the oil.
  • Add rice, almonds, and salt and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes to infuse the rice with the ginger coconut oil.
  • Add the coconut milk and fresh and dried cranberries. Lower the heat and slowly pour in the water.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed. Garnish with chopped mint and serve straight from the skillet.


Notes

Use any long-grain variety, or go a bit exotic with brown jasmine, basmati, or other specialty rice)

Leslie developed this recipe for Nutiva and recommends Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, and in place of coconut milk, you can try ½ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna plus 3 cups water.

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