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Jazzed Up Coconut-Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice.

Coconut-Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice With Ground Turkey & Baby Bell Peppers.

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This is a jazzed up, protein-packed version of my Coconut-Cilantro-Lime Brown Rice. I made a big pot of this rice recently and brought it to lunch every day for a week. It is so delicious, filling and healthy.  The rice is so creamy from the coconut milk. I ate it with a few slices of avocado on the side – so good!

Makes ~8 cups of rice.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry brown rice
  • 2 cups light coconut milk
  • 2 cups regular coconut milk
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 package lean ground turkey (20 oz.)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups baby bell peppers, sliced (I used about 6 baby bell peppers)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • garlic salt
  • black pepper

Pour the coconut milk into a large pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Once the liquid is boiling, add in the rice and reduce the heat to a simmer. Put a lid on the pot and continue to simmer for ~30 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.

While the rice is simmering, heat the olive oil in a pan on medium-high heat and cook the ground turkey for about 5-7 minutes until lightly browned, and then add in the onion and bell peppers. Continue to cook for about 12-15 minutes until the peppers/onions have softened and the turkey is cooked thoroughly.

After rice has absorbed all of the coconut milk, add in the lime juice, cilantro and ground turkey mixture. Add a generous dash of garlic salt and black pepper and stir well.

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