Coconut Jasmine Rice Bowl with Fried Plantains and Corn Pico de Gallo
Hello, food and culinary lovers! It’s great to have your attention on matters of food and cooking, once again. Today, I would like to teach you how to make a coconut jasmine rice bowl with fried plantains and corn pico de gallo.
It’s a very sumptuous bowl filled with fluffy coconut rice, black beans, plus sweet and spicy corn pico de gallo. Also, this delicacy is quite filling and very healthy, thanks to the black beans among other ingredients used.
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Having said that, it’s time to learn how to make a coconut jasmine rice bowl with fried plantains and corn pico de gallo(a spicy sauce commonly served with Mexican food).
As a side note; corn pico de gallo is also called salsa cruda or salsa fresca. Therefore, don’t be confused if you see the three phrases used interchangeably as they both refer to the same thing.
Coconut Jasmine Rice Bowl with Fried Plantains & Corn Pico de Gallo
i. Difficulty level: Beginner.
ii. Prep and cook time: 30-45 minutes.
iii. Spice level: Mild.
iv. Recipe yields: 2 servings.
What You Will Need
i. 2-1/2 tsp. olive oil.
ii. 1 medium pot.
iii. 1 mixing bowl.
iv. 1 large non-stick pan.
vii. Kitchen towel.
viii. A source of heat.
ix. Several large plates for preparing ingredients and serving.
x. 1 cup. water.
i. ¾ cup jasmine rice.
ii. 5⅗ fl. oz. coconut milk. Note: fl. oz stands for “Fluid Ounce.”
iii. 8 oz. sliced plantains.
iv. 5 oz. corn kernels.
v. 1 shallot.
vi. 1 Roma tomato.
vii. ¼ oz. cilantro.
viii. 15½ oz. black beans.
ix. 1 lime.
x. 1 Jalapeño pepper.
Step 1: Wash all your fresh produce thoroughly rinse, and pat them dry, using the kitchen towel.
Step 2: Cook the rice;
i. Add ¾ cup water, rice, coconut milk, ½ tsp. olive oil and ½ tsp. salt to the medium pot.
ii. Turn on the heat and bring the pot to a boil over high heat.
iii. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and then cover and cook until rice is tender. This should take about 15 minutes.
iv. After that, remove the pot from the heat and set it aside.
While rice cooks, you should be preparing other ingredients.
Step 3: Prepare other ingredients;
i. Using the kitchen towel, pat the plantains dry.
ii. Next, slice the plantains into ½-inch chips.
iii. Now, drain black beans.
iv. Thereafter, core the tomato and cut it into ¼-inch dice.
v. After that, halve the lime, cutting one half into wedges and juicing the remaining half.
vi. Then, chop cilantro coarsely (no need to stem).
vii. Now, peel and mince shallot.
viii. Afterwards, cut 4 thin rounds of jalapeño for garnish.
ix. Next, stem, seed, remove ribs, and mince remaining jalapeño. Retain seeds for more spice.
Step 4: Cook the corn and plantains;
i. First, line a plate with a paper towel.
ii. Then, place the non-stick pan over the heat.
iii. Next, add ½ tsp. olive oil and heat over high heat until hot enough.
iv. Thereafter, add the corn kernels to the pan and stir occasionally until lightly browned. This should take about 3 minutes.
v. Next, transfer the lightly browned corn kernels to the mixing bowl.
vi. After that, wipe the pan clean and return to medium heat.
vii. Now, add 1 tsp. olive oil to the pan and heat until hot enough.
viii. After that, add the plantain chips to the pan and cook until golden brown. This should take about 3 minutes per side.
ix. Next, transfer the plantains to the plate, which you lined with a kitchen towel.
x. Now, wipe the pan clean and reserve.
Step 5: Cook the black beans;
i. Return the pan to heat.
ii. Next, add ½ tsp. olive oil to the pan and heat until hot enough.
iii. Then, add half the minced shallot to the hot oil and cook until tender, stirring occasionally.
This should take about 2 minutes. The remaining shallot will be used for corn pico de gallo.
iv. Now, add ¼ cup water, the black beans, and a pinch of salt then bring the pan’s contents to a boil
v. After the liquid is reduced by half, or 2-4 minutes, remove the pan from the heat.
Step 6: Make corn pico de gallo;
i. Add tomato, minced jalapeño (to taste), 2 tsp. lime juice,1 tbsp of the remaining minced shallot, cilantro, a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper to the bowl with corn and stir well to combine.
Step 7: Serve the dish;
i. Serve the rice to individual plates, topping each plate with black beans, corn pico de gallo, and plantains.
ii. Next, garnish each with jalapeño rounds (to taste).
iii. Finally, squeeze lime wedges over each plate and enjoy.
Nutritional Value Per Serving
It goes without saying that coconut jasmine rice bowl with fried plantains and corn pico de gallo is loaded with essential nutrients.
A single serving contains 998 calories plus the following essential nutrients with the respective quantities;
i. Carbohydrates: 164g
ii. Fat: 32g.
iii. Protein: 21g.
Coconut jasmine rice bowl with fried plantains and corn pico de gallo is a delicious meal that is loaded with carbs.
Apart from carbs, it is also a good source of other essential nutrients such as protein, fat, and sodium.
If you are looking to boost your carb levels and promote your health by taking in a variety of essential nutrients, this delicacy perfectly fits the bill.
Plus, the fact that it’s easy to make means that it should be part of your diet. Try the recipe and you can thank me later.