Thai Cranberry Pom Coconut Rice Recipe * Food & Drink

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The holidays are upon us in full force which means sometimes we need to make something special quickly when friends are family are visiting. We joined up with Minute® Rice and came up with this delicious twist on a Thai foods favorite.

With Minute® Rice we cut the prep and cooking time down to make our Cranberry Pomegranate Coconut Rice, a quick and easy impressive treat to serve at the last minute. The mixture of the tangy cranberries and pomegranate with the creaminess of the coconut milk and the hearty texture of the Minute® Jasmine Rice added with a touch of ginger brings the holidays to your taste buds.

The beautiful contrast of the white and red make a lovely holiday presentation on the table. This could easily be a dessert or I would eat it as a delicious breakfast.  It's perfectly tart, sweet and creamy. You can also serve it cold or warm.

Cranberry Pom Coconut Minute® Rice Recipe
Makes 4 servings-easily doubled
  • Minute ® White Rice only takes 5 minutes! OR Minute® Ready to Serve Jasmine Rice only takes 60 seconds
  • 1 can of whole coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 pomegranate 
Prepare Minute® Rice according to the quick and easy directions on package. While Minute® Rice is cooking prepare topping.
In a small heavy bottom sauce pan add cranberries, sugar, water, ginger and salt. Bring to a boil then turn down heat to simmer. Simmer cranberry mixture until the sauce begins to thicken stirring as you go. Remove from heat. Cool cranberry chutney sauce in refrigerator or in freezer to quicken cooling time. Be sure not to leave it in too long.
If serving cold, once rice is cooked cool in a covered container in either the fridge or freezer depending on your time limits. 
Press rice into a half cup measuring up to form the rice in a mound. Place onto serving bowl. Dizzle coconut milk over top.
Top with cranberry chutney sauce and sprinkle with fresh pomegranate seeds. 

Happy Holidays,

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DIY Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub * Home & Garden * Handmade Christmas

Body scrub is always a welcome gift at my house. During the winter I love to use it to keep my skin soft and smooth. This yummy peppermint candy cane body scrub is a sweet and simple gift to give as a hostess gift, for work friends, neighbors, teachers and just about anyone. The cooling peppermint is so refreshing. We use only the finest ingredients of pure essential oils and coconut oil.

Peppermint Candy Cane Body Scrub
makes 4 pint jars

  • 6 cups of sea salt
  • 3 cups of virgin cold press coconut oil
  • Pure peppermint essential oil- we use Spark Naturals brand
  • Red food coloring
  • Decorative ribbon- we used American Crafts brand
  • 4 pint canning jars with lids

In a large glass liquid measuring cup melt coconut oil in microwave for 10 seconds at a time until melted. In a medium glass mixing bowl add 4 cups of salt. In a small glass mixing bowl add the remaining 2 cups of salt.
Pour 1/2 cup of coconut oil into the small bowl with 2 cups of salt then add 5 drops of peppermint oil and mix ingredients together.
In the remaining coconut oil add 10 drops of peppermint oil and 10 drops of red food coloring. Mix together with a whisk.  Pour the pink coconut oil into the large bowl with the 4 cups of salt. Mix together.
Using an ice cream scooper scoop pink or white salt mixture into jar. Pressing into the jar with the scoop. Alternate colors to create the candy cane strip effect.
Tie with decorative ribbons and gift to friends and family. Be sure to make some for yourself too!
Happy Holidays!

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