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Cilantro Lime Vegetables with Rice in a white bowl.

Cilantro Lime Vegetables with Coconut Rice

This Cilantro Lime Vegetables with Coconut Rice is a simple and healthy meal.  Fresh, flavourful, and the cilantro dressing is absolutely delicious.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Samantha

Ingredients

Vegetables and Coconut Rice:

  • 1.5 cups short brown rice
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups chopped snap peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic

Cilantro Lime Dressing:

  • 4 tbsp freshly squeeze lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp coconut or granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling 2 cups of water with 1 cup of coconut milk in a pot. Once it’s boiled, stir in your rice and let simmer for 50-55 minutes.

  2. In a sauce pan, heat your avocado oil and toss in your garlic and chopped onion. Let the onion sweat for 2-3 minutes. Place your chopped vegetables in the pan and fry for 8-10 minutes. Stir frequently.

  3. In a small bowl, mix together your dressing ingredients and stir with a fork or shake in a sealed jar/container until ingredients are well blended. 

  4. Once the rice is cooked, it’s time to plate your dish. Start by scooping the rice into a bowl. Next add your cooked vegetables and dressing. Garnish with freshly squeezed lime and chopped green onion, if desired.