Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Coconut Rice

(makes 4 servings)

1teaspoon (5 ml) crushed dried oregano
1cup (150 g) raw brown basmatti rice
2cups (480 ml) fat-free low-sodium canned chicken broth
1teaspoon (4 g) reduced-fat margarine
2tablespoons (30 ml) unsweetened coconut
2scallions, white part and 1 inch (2.5 cm) green, minced
salt (optional) and freshly ground pepper to taste
  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine oregano, rice, chicken broth, and margarine. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Meanwhile, toast coconut in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, tossing coconut frequently, until coconut is lightly browned.
  3. When rice is done, fluff with a fork, stirring in coconut and scallions. Mound rice in the center of a heated serving plate and surround with ragout. Serve at once.
Per serving:202 calories (17% calories from fat), 5 g protein, 4 g total fat (2.0 g saturated fat), 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 31 mg sodium
Exchanges:2 1/2 carbohydrate (2 1/2 bread/starch)



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