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Coconut Rice with Vegetables and Chicken Sausage

Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

Coconut Rice

  • 1 cup white rice (or the rice of your choosing)
  • 1 14 oz. can lite coconut milk
  • 1 cup water

Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 sweet potato cubed
  • 1 small butternut squash chopped
  • 1/2-1 head cauliflower chopped (either 1/2 of a medium-large cauliflower or 1 whole small cauliflower)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (I love basil or garlic olive oil, regular extra virigin olive oil works well, too)
  • freshly ground salt and pepper to taste

Chicken Sausage

  • 5-6 cooked chicken sausages chopped

For Stir Frying

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

Instructions

  • Add one can lite coconut milk and one cup water to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add one cup of rice. Cook for 30 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all of the liquid.
  • White the rice is cooking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Chop your vegetables into bite-sized pieces. I like to put the sweet potato and butternut squash in the microwave for a couple of minutes each to soften them before chopping.
  • Coat the vegetables in two tablespoons melted coconut oil, two tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, and freshly ground salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until the veggies are fork tender. Stir the veggies halfway through baking, so they don't stick to the pan.
  • When you're ready to finish your dish, chop the chicken sausage. Add two tablespoons coconut oil to a large frying pan. When it's melted, add the rice. Break it up into large chunks and cook for 5-6 minutes or until it's crisped a little. Add the veggies and sausage. Cook for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the veggies and give the sausage a slight char. Serve immediately.

Notes

Leftovers may be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Coconut rice recipe very slightly adapted from Jessica of How Sweet Eat's coconut rice: https://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/06/pineapple-cashew-fried-rice/