IMG_0613 IMG_0612This recipe is adapted (barely) from one of my favourite new cookbooks Thug Kitchen. I love every recipe in this book and have been obsessively cooking and eating my way through it.

serves 4-6
  • 2 cups wild rice blend or brown rice
  • 2 tsp safflower oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup green chilies, diced. Can use canned or fresh
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 ripe mango, in bite sized pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • fresh cilantro to top

Rinse the rice. In a medium pot heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until tender about 3 minutes. Stir in the ginger and cook for 30 seconds. Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes, keep stirring every so often. Add the coconut milk, broth, salt, and chili powder. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Give another quick stir then cover and reduce heat to low (you want it to be at a low simmer) cook for 30-40 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed. When the rice has finished coking fold in the chillies, beans, mango, lime zest and juice. Let it all cook for another minute then serve topped with cilantro….and maybe a little sriracha.

Where’s the meat? If you are one of those people who don’t think dinner is complete without some meat, this dish would be great paired with chicken or a white fish such as tilapia, halibut, hake, haddock, sole, cod or flounder


Comments and positivity are always welcomed, however I am currently not accepting complaints or criticisms.


  1. Grammy says

    OMG! With swordfish or tuna steaks straight off the bbq! And margaritas! Hello summer parties on the deck!

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