Saturday, January 14, 2012

Got Greens?!

Might not look like it, but this recipe is PACKED full of flavor (there is coconut milk, lime, and cilantro in here).

We called our Aunt and Uncle tonight and invited ourselves over for dinner....and we brought the ingredients and cooked it all up at their place (just to avoid being totally rude).

This recipe is inspired by Rachel Ray, I sure love that lady, and her food!!

You will need:

  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk (14 ounces)
  • 1.5 cups jasmine rice (but any kind will do)
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 lbs chicken, cut up into pieces, cooked
  • green bell pepper (you can make it red to add a little color if you want)
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 3 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 bunch of broccoli florets
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • green onions, chopped
  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves 
  • 1 cup frozen peas (they make this dish)
  • Hot sauce to taste, if you want

  1. In a pot, combine 2.5 cups of chicken broth, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, and the jasmine rice. Bring to simmer, cover and cook it for 15-18 minutes.
  2. While that's cooking, add the oil and fry the following: green pepper, onions, garlic, onions, ginger, and broccoli for about 4 minutes, or until the onions get slightly translucent.
  3. Add the rest of the coconut milk and the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth, bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cut up chicken and simmer for a couple minutes.
  5. Add the remainder of the ingredients, stir it all up and simmer until the frozen peas are warmed up.
  6. Serve over your coconut rice
So good, so fresh...this recipe is cooked frequently in our home!


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