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Mint-Cilantro and Coconut Rice

Yield 4 cups (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
Basmati rice has a naturally nutty flavor that is delicious with the herbs. This side dish recipe can easily be doubled.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • 3/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Nutrition Information

  • calories 218
  • caloriesfromfat 15 %
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 4.6 g
  • carbohydrate 42.1 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 326 mg
  • calcium 10 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the rice; sauté 3 minutes. Add onion; sauté 1 minute. Add broth, milk, salt, and pepper; stir. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 17 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, stirring once after 10 minutes. Stir in mint and cilantro; cover and let stand 5 minutes.