Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice

Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice IMAGE Image by: Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice IMAGE Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 450 g jumbo scallops (20 to 40 count) patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon grate fresh ginger

Method

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 10 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 facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 658 mg
  • Sugars 4 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 421.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 619 mg
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 11 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 15.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 0.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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