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Vegan Acorn Squash Risotto 10/06/2010

Filed under: Coconut,Main dish,Rice,Side dish,Squash,Vegan,Vegetarian — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 20:24
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Yesterday I was in the mood for some squash and my husband wanted rice so to make 2 in 1 meal I decided to go with  pumpkin risotto. By the time I had my acorn squash peeled and seeded i changed my mind about the traditional risotto and give it a Asian touch and this is how this creamy risotto was born without the help of cream or cheese

 

 

Ingredients

 

1 acorn squash (mine had about 1 pound after cleaning)

onion

olive oil

10 oz arborio rice

2 14 oz cans coconut milk

3-4 cups vegetable stock

1/2 tbsp nutmeg

 

Directions

Heat the oil in a heavy based pan. Add the squash and onion, stir well and cook for about 3-7 minutes until they start to soften. I prefer the acorn to melt till the risotto is done so I cut it in tiny chunks, but it can be cut in bigger ones. Near mix the coconut milk with 3 cups stock and pun it over low heat just to have it warm when it has to be added to the pan.

 

 

When the onion and squash start to soften add the arborio rice and stir to fry it for 1 minute.

 

 

Start adding coconut-stock mixture, one ladle at a time.

 

 

If the rice is not done and the coconut stock is out, add more vegetable stock.  At the end add the nutmeg and stir well.

 

 

Serve as a side or main dish.

 

 

Coconut Milk Sugar Buns 05/31/2010

Filed under: Breads,Coconut — Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} @ 22:29
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A hint of coconut flavours these spiral-shaped rolls. Serve them warm or cold with butter or/and preserves.

Ingredients

1 sachet / 7 gr dried yeast

1/2 cup lukewarm milk

1/2 cup coconut milk

55 gr / 1/4 cup butter

1 egg

1 sachet vanilla sugar

450 – 500 gr all-purpose flour

50 gr / 1/2 cup shredded coconut

pinch of salt

55 gr / 1/2 cup powdered sugar

1-2 tbsp granulated sugar

Directions

Mix half of the milk with the yeast.

In a medium bowl mix the coconut milk, rest of the milk, egg and melted butter.

and in another bowl 450 gr flour, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, vanilla sugar and salt

Add dry and wet ingredients to yeast-milk mixture and mix well to form a soft dough, add more flour if needed.

Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover and let double in volume.

Divide the dough in 12-16 almost equal pieces.

Take one piece, roll it into a rope and curl it into a spiral

Do the same with the rest. Place them on baking sheets.

Leave around 20 minutes at room temperature. Preheat the oven at 425 F. Sprinkle with the granulated sugar.

Bake them for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

 

 
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