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Exotic Rice With Tropical Fruits

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This episode is all about the SIDES!! Watch Melissa make a Tropical Meal where the side dishes take center stage, while explaining how her inspiration came to her during a vacation...
  Long grain rice/Basmati rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Papaya 1⁄2 , scooped
  Canned pineapple chunks 8 Ounce (1 Small Can)
  Chicken stock 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Garlic cloves 3 , finely chopped
  Star fruit 1 , sliced into star-shaped slices
  Shredded coconut 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

1) Chop 1/3 papaya scoops and pineapple chunks and set aside for the rice. Reserve the rest for the fruit salad.

2) In a medium size pot, add the rice in chicken stock or water with 1 tablespoon butter over a medium heat and bring to a boil.
3) Then lower the heat to a simmer, stir once, cover with a tight-fitting lid and cook for about 20 minutes.
4) Meanwhile, in another pan saute the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons butter over a medium-low heat for just a few minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, stir often until soft and lightly golden.
5) In another pan, toast some of the coconut stirring continuously over a medium heat until golden.
6) After the rice is cooked, stir the papaya, pineapple, onion and garlic into the rice until thoroughly mixed.

7) In a bowl, combine rest of the pineapple, papaya, toasted coconut and a little of the pineapple juice to make a cool exotic fruit salad.

8) Garnish the rice with star fruit slices and serve with the fruit salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Rice, Fruit
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
It might seem like a foreign concept heating a pre-prepped main course, but sometimes... it's a life saver. Not only is the pressure off, but you can use your saved time/money to make some kickass side dishes!
Exotic rice with tropical fruits, as the name sounds funky, it will blow you away with its amazing taste and texture. The rice tastes awesome and hither and thither there are pieces of fruit which keep surprising your tantalizing taste buds. A nice dish for those who like to experiment with exotic flavors.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 866 Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 35 g54.5%

Saturated Fat 24.4 g122.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 55.6 mg18.5%

Sodium 569.5 mg23.7%

Total Carbohydrates 124 g41.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.7 g34.9%

Sugars 29.1 g

Protein 16 g31.5%

Vitamin A 36.6% Vitamin C 150%

Calcium 7.9% Iron 14.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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