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Cocoa Peanut Mole Jackfruit & Cilantro Orange Rice (Vegan+GF)

Bet you never thought chocolate would be good in your dinner. Well, this recipe is here to change that assumption and blow your mind with deliciousness all at once!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 - 8 servings


Cilantro Orange Rice:

  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 3 - 5 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped

Chocolate Peanut Mole Jackfruit:

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper seeds removed and minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon black coffee
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2-20 oz. cans young green jackfruit in brine or water
  • 1 cup cooked white beans optional


  • salted dry roasted peanuts
  • fresh cilantro for garnish



  1. In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat, Add oranges and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in stock, salt, cumin, sugar, rice, and 3 cups of water then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked (You may need to add more water during cooking). Mix in cilantro when rice if finished cooking and remove from heat.


  1. While rice is simmering, make the mole. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until softened, then add tomatoes and cook about 3 minutes more.
  2. Pour in stock and add all remaining ingredients except jackfruit and bring mixture to a low boil. Now reduce heat to low and add jackfruit; cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve over rice with fresh cilantro and roasted peanuts if desired.