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Thai Rice Pilaf

This Thai Rice Pilaf is packed with flavor and comes together in about 15 minutes. The perfect weekday side dish! It can easily be made vegan.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword thai rice pilaf
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 192kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • 20 oz cooked rice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 1/2 cup baby sweet peas fresh or frozen
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger or 1 drop ginger essential oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cashews
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut toasted
  • Optional: Hot sauce

Instructions

  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet to medium high. Add pineapple, carrots and sweet peas and cook for 2 minutes. 
  • Add rice, lime juice, fish sauce, maple syrup and ginger. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro and scallions. 
  • Top with cashews and coconut and serve warm. Drizzle with hot sauce if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2780IU | Vitamin C: 17.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.8mg