Tested till perfect Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice
Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice
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Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice

Infused with the sweetness of coconut, basmati rice nestles sweet-and-sour glazed scallops. Garnish with orange segments for an extra hit of citrusy flavour and a pop of colour.

By Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Recipe5 out of 5 based on 1 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 cup 1cupbasmati rice, rinsed
  • 1 cup 1cupcoconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 450 g 450gjumbo scallops (20 to 40 count), patted dry
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuporange juice
  • 4 tsp 4tspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspgrate fresh ginger
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In saucepan, combine rice, coconut milk, salt, half of the pepper and 1 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer gently for minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Stir in cilantro.

Meanwhile, sprinkle scallops with remaining pepper. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook scallops, turning once, until golden and opaque, about 4 minutes. Remove to plate; keep warm. Drain oil from skillet.

In bowl, stir together orange juice, soy sauce and ginger; add to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cook, stirring often, until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Serve scallops over rice; drizzle with glaze.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If your scallops are on the small side, you may get more than 20 in 450 grams. If so, reduce their cooking time to three minutes.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 421 pro 24g total fat 16g sat. fat 11g
carb 45g dietary fibre 1g sugar 4g chol 37mg
sodium 658mg potassium 619mg


iron 19 vit A 3 vit C 25 folate 15
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