One of the downsides of being a foodie is that my cravings are sometimes crazy and not easily ignored...
So when I was trying to decide what to have with my Whole Foods "Thai Ginger Swordfish" and coconut rice popped into my brain I knew that nothing else would curb that craving. Problem was I had never made coconut rice nor did I even know where to begin.
Thanks to the interwebs I found some great recipes and learned that coconut rice is EXTREMELY EASY!!!
(Rice + Coconut Milk + Water + Spices = Dreamy Rice Heaven!)
|Don't let the bland color fool you! This is packed with flavor!|
To go along side the fish and rice, I sauteed up some green veggies with tumeric, ginger, cinnamon, red pepper and garlic.
Let it sautee down until softened....
While the veggies are cooking and rice is almost done, I threw the swordfish steaks on the griddler. God I love this appliance! It took about 7 minutes to cook them fully. The nice part is I didn't have to flip them!
The marinade was great! Not overly salty or spicy. Just a nice balance that still let the flavor of the fish come through. For $7, I was happy with this selection from the frozen section of Whole Foods.
I layered my dish with a giant bed of baby spinach, then the hot rice (spinach wilted down to nothing!) then the veggies and fish to top it off.
This was a great dish that satisfied my cravings but was still very healthy (and green! I really should have made this on St. Paddy's Day... SO GREEN!)
What do you think of the photos? I have been playing around with the editing and trying some different techniques... More detailed post on this to come.