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Coco Cilantro Lime Rice

Coco Cilantro Lime Rice

🥥My coconut oil rice needed an upgrade (because I have it every day😆), so this happened. This was my din, all by itself, although it’d go perfectly with just about anything.

🥣It has a creamy risotto-like consistency and texture, but has that Latin flavor to it courtesy of lime and cilantro. The crushed pink peppercorns add a bit of color and pop to each bite. Such a TREAT!

🧊Make it, refrigerate or freeze it, then enjoy it (increases resistant starch, and slashes calories by 60%). Of course, if you want to keep it low histamine, I’d recommend freezing it as soon as it’s done cooking.

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ c white rice

2 ½ c water 

2 tsp coco oil 

Drizzle of olive oil (to saute onion and garlic)

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

5 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1-16 oz can unsweetened full-fat coconut milk 

1 ½ tsp sea salt

Crushed pink peppercorns, to taste 

2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro, to taste 

Juice of half lime (½ tsp lime juice is low histamine. Half lime=1 tsp lime juice, so don’t have the whole thing!).

MAKE IT

1. Bring rice and water to a boil, then add coconut oil, and turn down heat to low (lowest setting). Cook for 20 minutes. 

2. Remove from heat, and leave covered/undisturbed for about 10-15 minutes.

3. In a large pot, on medium heat, saute onion until caramel brown, then add garlic. Saute for a few minutes, then add coco milk, lime juice,sea salt, and crushed pink peppercorns.

4. Turn down heat to low (lowest setting), and cook for a few minutes, stirring often. 

5. Remove from heat, and mix in chopped cilantro. Mix well.

6. Refrigerate or freeze it, then enjoy it (increases resistant starch, and slashes calories by 60%). Of course, if you want to keep it low histamine, I’d recommend freezing it as soon as it’s done cooking. When you reheat it, sprinkle a few drops of water all over, so it keeps it’s moistness  

7. Sprinkle with more crushed pink peppercorns when you serve it.

 

**GF/DF/VG/LOW HISTAMINE***

 

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