Creamy Mango Coconut Rice

Stirs things up for dinner tonight and try our slightly sweet Creamy Mango Coconut Rice made with Success® Basmati Rice, mango and coconut milk

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings
SERVES 4
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 25 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Success® Basmati Rice
  • 2 cans (14 oz each) coconut milk
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick (2-inch piece)
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup diced mango
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cashews
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges, for serving

Instructions

  • Keep things sweet and simple with this delicious Creamy Mango Coconut Rice. Perfectly spiced with cinnamon, cloves and allspice, it’s a flavor-packed side you’re sure to love.

  • Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions, using coconut milk mixed with 1 cup of water as the cooking liquid. Also add the allspice berries, cloves and cinnamon stick to the cooking liquid. Drain rice, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook the red pepper, mango, green onions, cashews, ginger, salt, pepper and cayenne for 3 to 5 minutes, or until red pepper is slightly softened and the cashews are lightly toasted.

    Step 3

  • Stir in rice and reserved cooking liquid. Cook, stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the rice is creamy. Stir in the lime juice and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

    Recipe Tips

  • Feel free to use any nut you have on hand in place of the cashews. Try peanuts, almonds or macadamias.

    If you like things spicy, garnish this rice with thinly sliced Thai chilis.

Sweet and Creamy

Take a walk on the sweet side with this Creamy Mango Coconut Rice made with Success® Basmati Rice and perfectly seasoned with cinnamon, cloves and allspice. Subtly sweetened with mango and coconut milk, this creamy and colorful dish is ideal for your next summer barbecue. It goes well with grilled chicken or seafood and is as delicious as it is aesthetically pleasing.

If you’re a fan of mixing sweet and savory mango with chicken, you might also want to try this Mango Chicken and Rice recipe.

Impress guests at your next gathering with this simple, 3-step recipe and enjoy your time socializing instead of hovering at your stove or grill. Simply cook the rice in coconut milk and spices, drain, and reserve the liquid. Follow that by cooking the fruit, veggies and cashews for several minutes. When those have softened, add the rice and rice liquid and simmer until the liquid evaporates and the rice is a creamy consistency. Finish by mixing in a bit of lime juice and sprinkling the dish with cilantro. That’s it! You’ll have a perfectly creamy side dish ready to serve up in no time.

Spice it Up

If you like things spicy, mix in a bit of finely chopped jalapeño or garnish this dish with thinly sliced Thai chili for a bit of added heat.