Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce

 This was such a delicious dinner, I can't wait to make it again!! I love meals with lots of different elements, and especially with fresh veggies added to it for an extra crunch!! Plus, this was pleasing for the whole family because everything is separate, so each person can make it to their liking!! My 4 year old even liked the salad part with cabbage and cilantro!!

This meal will easily fit into the 21 Day Fix, because you can just count up each thing, depending on how much you have! The salad would be a green container, the rice a yellow container, the peanut sauce could probably fit into the teaspoon category or possibly the orange container, and the chicken would be the red container for protein!! The cashews would fit into the orange container! Just measure each thing out, and you have a bowl of yummy goodness!! Bon appetite!!

Thai Cashew Coconut Rice with Ginger Peanut Sauce
From Host the Toast
A Kitchen Kapers Blog

For the Coconut Rice:
1 1/2 cups dry jasmine rice (or white or brown rice)
1 (15 oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water

For the salad:
2 red bell peppers, finely chopped
1 red cabbage, shredded (I used a regular green cabbage because that's what I had on hand!)
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 small red onion, finely diced
1 cup cilantro, chopped
3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup cashews, finely chopped

For the Ginger Peanut Sauce:
1/3 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons freshly grated ginger (I just used ginger spice)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
Water to thin
Lime wedges


1. Rinse the dry rice well until the water runs clear.
2. In a medium-sized pot, mix together the rice, coconut milk, garlic, salt, and water. Cover and bring to a boil.
3. Once the pot reaches a rolling boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
4. After 30 minutes, turn off heat and let sit (with lid on) for an additional 10 minutes.
5. As you wait for the rice, make the peanut sauce.
6. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 15 seconds, or until the peanut butter thins. Stir well. Add the ginger, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Stir again. Thin as desired with water.
7. Fluff the rice and combine it with the chopped vegetables and cashews. Drizzle with a bit of the Ginger Peanut Sauce and taste - you probably won't need to use all of it. Garnish with lime wedges!! Enjoy!!

Let me know in the comments section if you've tried it!! Keep coming back for more healthy, delicious meals!!

I will be starting my Slim Down for Spring Challenge group on Monday, May 23, and my first Challenge group just for clean eating on Monday, June 6!! All you need for that one is the Fixate cookbook and portion control containers!! Contact me for more details!! Let's get fit for summer!! In a delicious way!

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