I have trouble in liking steamed vegetables because my palate dictates to me that there's nothing exciting about the taste. Even if I grew up with food having explosive flavors, I know that it is not an excuse not to eat them as much as I should. But the story is different when it comes to my kids. Since the first solids I gave them were all steamed and unsalted, their palates have grown used to mild tasting food and they are accustomed to them. And until now, they are still in the right track of healthy food (until they discovered fast food, but that's another story).
But I found a way to make steamed vegetables better by pouring a great tasting sauce on it after steaming. There's nothing unhealthy about it plus, it gives me the satisfaction of tasty combination of Asian flavors. And perhaps you can also hear me sighing all the way there. This is the first steamed vegetable dish that I wouldn't mind eating over and over again, not because I made it but because I truly and genuinely love it. Did I convince you enough?
I paired the vegetables with steamed rice cooked with coconut milk to give it an added exciting taste. Steamed rice is always cooked with 100% water but this time, I added the milk to enrich its flavor. The result? Delicious! Enjoy it!
Since this Asian Coconut Rice with Steamed Vegetables in Soy-Lime-Ginger Sauce recipe is very healthy, I created it for Skinny Ms., a site where I create healthy recipes to go with their objective of healthy living.