Thursday, May 17, 2012
If you want to transport yourself to the islands, this rice will do it for you! Because we're becoming "one with the grill" the addition of a light lime infused rice was the perfect complement to go with my grilled trout. The rice also gets more fresh flavor from ginger, cilantro and pineapple.
2 cups water
1 cup white basmati rice or long grain
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp lime zest
1/2 tsp minced ginger
1/4 tsp coriander
1/4 tsp dried cilantro (fresh would be much better but I didn't have any!)
a pat of butter (optional)
3-4 oz. crushed pineapple
Bring the water to a boil with coconut oil, zest, ginger, coriander and cilantro. Add the rice, reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for about 20-25 minutes until rice is done. Add a pat of butter, crushed pineapple and at the last moment I added some Thai basil from my garden for more flavor. Stir and serve. Very nice!