Monday, January 7, 2013

80(ish)---Saffron Coconut Sticky Rice

White rice may not be the most nutritious grain.  But it can add good flavor to a meal, without being heavy in calories and fat.  This sticky rice is a perfect addition to any Asian meal.

Saffron Coconut Sticky Rice
Serves 4-5

1 cup medium grain white rice
1 can lite coconut milk
1 cup water
1/4 tsp saffron threads
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp soy sauce

Mix all ingredients in a medium nonstick saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently so that rice does not stick to the pan.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Stir frequently and cook for ~15 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and allow to sit for ~5 minutes prior to serving.

Nutrition Info per ~1/2 cup: 160 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g protein, 23 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber

1 comment:

  1. I really love rice despite the fact that it contains a lot of sugar. It's a good thing that you constantly innovate a healthier twist to it. Thanks!