Coconut, Ginger and Lime Rice

I sure would love to come up with a snappy name for this recipe. With its combination of my favorite flavors and a tropical note from the coconut, it is certainly deserving of something clever.  Maybe tropical dream??  In hopes that one day my SEO will matter, I am sticking with a straight forward title.  This recipe partners well with a fish or chicken meal.  I top it off with toasted chickpeas.  The original version of this recipe uses plain chickpeas,  I like how the crispy chickpeas contrast with the rice.

Coconut Ginger Lime Rice

Coconut, Ginger & Lime Rice

Adapted from Rachel Ray

2 T salted butter

1 T red pepper flakes

3 tsp grated fresh ginger

6 scallions, chopped, keep whites & greens separate

2 c chicken stock (or Vegetarian equivalent - I use Imagine brand)

1 c jasmine rice

3/4 c unsweetened coconut

Zest and juice of 1 lime

Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat.  Add ginger and whites of scallions and saute 2 minutes.  Add the pepper flakes, lime zest, coconut and rice stir with the ginger and scallions just to coat the rice.  Then add broth, bring to boil and reduce heat to a simmer and cover.  Cook 17 minutes.  When rice is cooked stir in lime juice and garnish with green of the scallions.

Coconut Rice with Toasted Chickpeas