Caribbean Rice

Photo: Karry Hosford

This recipe was born when I was tossing around ideas for different side dishes for when we grilled. It's wonderful with jerk-style meats and with seafood because the sweetness of the coconut milk works well with the spices.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 186
  • Calories from fat: 14%
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.8g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.3mg
  • Sodium: 502mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup long-grain parboiled rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 3/4 cups (1/4-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Preparation

  1. Bring broth and coconut milk to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; add rice. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add squash; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in thyme and remaining ingredients; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Add rice to squash mixture, stirring to combine.
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