Sunday, August 5, 2012

Coconut rice and red beans on a Sunday afternoon…

But of course

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This is a very flexible recipe…make it your own.

I always use some coconut milk and lime to make it mine

lime in the coconut. yep

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You can add any kind of protein…chicken, shrimp, tofu…or none at all.

I used boneless skinless chicken thighs…grilled and chopped

marinate them in teriyaki sauce if you like.

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Lots of veggies….chopped. Carrots , zucchini, broccoli, sweet potatoes, celery…water chestnuts are always fun and crunchy.

Whatever you have in your garden…or local store…

Sauté them with some sesame oil and olive oil…keep ‘em crunchy.

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Grate the carrots and the sweet potatoes, though…they cook faster

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Fresh ginger…oh how I love the taste and smell of fresh ginger…I could count the ways

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The rice is simply cooked with coconut milk and red or black beans and a tad of agave syrup

you can certainly use brown or white sugar….whatever floats your boat

I like brown rice…but Jasmine rice is pretty darn amazing too.

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I add some pineapple juice to the sauce…which also has some prepared chili ginger and teriyaki sauce added…

I think it is too salty so cut it with fresh pineapple juice…

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…and then I may or may not add some of said pineapple juice to a glass of ice with

some coconut rum and a lime… while I cook. adds to the tropical feel ya know.

Just load the coconut rice and beans on the plate…put veggies and chicken on top…drizzle with sauce and a squeeze of lime

and Voila. Dinner is served…with a touch of the tropics…

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Adapted from this recipe here

try it. you’ll like.

20 comments:

Lady of the Woods said...

OMG I swear I can smell and taste all of it. I love coconut milk and lime, have them on hand all the time, along with ginger and my favorite fragrant basmati. I think I may try this one! yumly! I made a drink of these 3 ingredients, let me find the link for you, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when I tried it ... found it...... http://fairycafeandgarden.blogspot.com/2011/11/ginger-coconut-juice.html

Deborah said...

OOOooooo OOOooooo OOOOooooo!!!
I WANT!!! Not only does this sound delicious, but also a fragrant sensory delight. YOU float my boat :) Coconut rum and lime on ice, yes please and thank you. Big Love, Deb

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

LADY! I am absolutely going to try your coconut ginger lime drink!! Sounds heavenly....and I have all the goods that would go into it!

Deb....Hugs to ya!

Rick Forrestal said...

Oh my . . .
that all looks so yummy

Thanks for the recipe ideas!

Stephanie said...

My mouth is watering...

love LOVE your images of the grated carrots and the grated ginger!

somepinkflowers said...

{{ be right over }}

becky said...

whoa! pull up the horses! it was absolutely a blast watching you cook! and i sure do wish i had a place at your table this afternoon :)

VirginiaC said...

So what time is dinner???
I think there is an afternoon flight leaving shortly that would get me there in time for 8pm....

DMC said...

My rice is cooking, chicken marinating and chopped veggies are waiting. Thank you for a lovely dinner inspiration.

Renae Moore said...

Oh yah...I'm making this for sure. I'm drooling!
xx

Carla Aston said...

This looks delicious. So healthy and creative. Bet you got some rave reviews!

{oc cottage} said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!

m ^..^

faye said...

yum!:D

vicki archer said...

I like already! That's my kind of food... xv

anita said...

yummers! i'm all about this kind of dish! i have been doing cold red bean salads this summer and some peruvian concoction that i forget the name of (basically chilled lima beans with chopped celery and such) going to pick up the chili ginger sauce!!!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Looks delicious! Am I too late for dinner?!? I'm am so trying this!

annechovie said...

Looks absolutely delicious, Linda!

The Polished Pebble said...

Hi Linda this looks so delish! Will try it tomorrow!

thank you for shareing it

xo kelley

Melissa said...

Yum. And I bet my little monkey would even eat it!

Koreanmv8 said...

great recipe tips, yummy.

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