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Vegetarian Coconut Rice Bowls

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Vegetables on a Friday? OFF WITH HER HEAD.

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Hear me out!

What if I told you they were seasoned and seared so properly you immediately hopped on your desk and rocked out some major Chandler Bing moves?

What if I told you they were dripping in so much velvety coconut milk you immediately charged into your boss’s office and slapped his booty?

What if I told you they rest on top of a bed of lime/cilantro/coconut rice so fluffy, you immediately galloped down your street screaming praises of jubilation, pink foam rollers, bottle of bourbon, crying toddler and all?

What if I told you I accidentally wiped sampler hand lotion all over my face yesterday in Whole Foods? Oh wait that wasn’t supposed to be written here. Just . . . ignore this.

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This meal is ribonkulous. And how terribly obnoxious am I for saying ribonkulous just now?

But really, I would friend this meal on Facebook if I could.

There’s honestly nothing more to say here.

Wait, is that CLAPPING?

Stings, guys. It stings.

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Pour some coconut on me. In the name of luuu-huuuuve.

Vegetarian Coconut Rice Bowls:

What it took for 4 (kind of smallish) bowls:

* 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice, rinsed
* 1 (15 oz) can coconut milk
* 1 cup chopped cilantro, divided
* 2 limes
* 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 (8 oz) package baby bella mushrooms, sliced
* 2 small zucchini, thinly sliced
* 1 red bell pepper, diced
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 Tbs. freshly minced ginger
* 1/2 cup frozen edamame
* 2 scallions, finely sliced
* 1 tsp fish sauce (leave out for 100% vegetarian)
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Place the rinsed rice in a rice cooker. Add 3/4 cup coconut milk to the cooker, and 1 1/4 cup water. Flip her on and the end.

When the rice is done, add the juice of half a lime along with 1/2 cup cilantro. Stir it. Taste it. MAMA.

Heat the oil over medium-high in a large sauté pan. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they become tender and dark brown, about 4 minutes. Add the zucchini and bell pepper; season with salt and pepper and sauté another 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger; bloom for about a minute total.

Now add the remaining coconut milk, edamame, remaining cilantro, scallions, fish sauce and another good squeeze of lime juice. Let it simmer 3 minutes, or until the edamame warms through. Taste it. LAWD. Maybe a little salt? If so, add a pinch. My sister says peench. Is that not so annoying?

Serve veggies over coconut rice garnished with more scallions and fresh lime wedges!

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We’ve got Weelicious winners!

Oh! Weelicious weeners? No. Let’s not do that.

First winner is #46, Abby who said: I’m always tricking the hubs into eating dishes made out of Cauliflower (pinch of yum style). It’s the best. He’s a champ.

Second winner is #97, Karen who said: Spinach in brownies! They were yummy!

Noice jorb, you guys! I sent you both emails, so hit me up this weekend, or I’ll pick two more winners come Monday morn’.

Okay bye!

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28 Responses to Vegetarian Coconut Rice Bowls

  1. Tieghan September 13, 2013 at 8:11 am #

    You don’t need to tell me anything! I was all in the second I read coconut rice! My all time favorite! Plus, I kind of love veggies anyway!

  2. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen September 13, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    You had me at coconut rice….I’m sold! And, those babies are so dang lucky for all the awesome food they’ve been getting lately!

  3. Kelly @ livelovepasta September 13, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    I am so into this. Chandler Bing dancing on the desk into this. :) Happy Friday!!

  4. Sandy Coughlin September 13, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    This recipe sounds so delicious and healthy! Can’t wait to try it.

  5. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl September 13, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    Gal dangit this looks so good!!!!

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks September 13, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    Coconut milk makes everything that much more amazing, doesn’t it! Lovely, Bev!

  7. dixya| food, pleasure, and health September 13, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    the idea of coconut milk in a rice cooker sounds perfect. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Laurie {SimplyScratch} September 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    mmmm love these rice bowls! {ha! you said weeners!} :)

  9. Ashley@BakerbyNature September 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    I can dig it. Like, maaaaaaaajorly.

  10. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking September 13, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    Oh man, that is one big bowl o’ love! Good stuff!

  11. Katie September 13, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    heck to the yes. I’m so happy that vegetables are slowly making their way back into my diet.

  12. Erin L September 13, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    After a first trimester saturated in milkshakes, & bean & cheese burritos, all I want in life is a big bowl of vegetables… and maybe some pecan pie. Love this!!

  13. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com September 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    I need this in my life, especially with all the coconutty goodness and veggies! Yum!

  14. Sini September 14, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    :D Best opening lines ever! I can’t help it. I have to make this rice bowl.

  15. Cassie | Bake Your Day September 14, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    I’ll take veggies every day of the week if they look like this!

  16. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg September 14, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    This looks scrumptious! Did I just say that about vegetables? Yes! Can’t wait to try it.

  17. Lisa | With Style and Grace September 14, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    I’m so jealous, it took me 3 months AFTER my child was born for me to start eating vegetables. However, this dish might have sold me early on. YUM!

  18. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 14, 2013 at 11:48 pm #

    Chandler Bing moves. You just made me love you even more! Also, I want a big bowl of this!

  19. Kelly // The Pretty Bee September 16, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Yum! These look really fresh and delicious!

  20. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 17, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Everything about this is making me drool. Particularly the coconut, lime and cilantro rice. Gahh! Gimme.

  21. Kristi September 18, 2013 at 4:32 am #

    I think this recipe looks good…from the coconut rice to the veggies.

  22. marina September 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    LOVE. I’m a veggie every day kinda girl. And hubs loves coconut so I think I can get away with it this time ;)

  23. Anne October 1, 2013 at 7:05 am #

    Bev, this recipe is amazing. Although, I hate mushrooms with a passion so I had to toss those and throw in some chickpeas. We ate all of it, there were no leftovers!

  24. Awesome vegan April 14, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Fish sauce isn’t vegetarian

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