Quick Coconut Rice

Light and fluffy, quick coconut rice couldn’t be easier. All you need are 3 simple ingredients then the rice cooker does the hard work. This simple side dish is wonderfully aromatic with subtly sweet coconut flavorful. Serve as a unique alternative to plain steamed rice.

Light and fluffy, quick coconut rice couldn’t be easier. Only 3 ingredients! Aromatic with subtly sweet coconut flavorful.

Coconut rice is a recipe that began as an experiment and has become a favorite side dish of my entire family.

I always say, healthy eating needs to be attainable, sustainable, and fun. In my mind this easy recipe nails all 3 of those aspects. Unsweetened coconut is an easy ingredient to add to your pantry (you can keep it even longer in the freezer). Coconut is very flavorful so you only need a small amount to give a recipe a noticeable coconut aroma and taste.

Light and fluffy, quick coconut rice couldn’t be easier. Only 3 ingredients! Aromatic with subtly sweet coconut flavorful.

After the first meal with coconut rice my kids started to ask for it specifically when they see the rice cooker come out. I am happy to oblige because it feels great to make a healthy meal I know the kids will eat without coaxing – well, at least they will eat a significant part of the meal.

Give this simple healthy side dish a try then let me know if your family loves it as much as we do!

Quick coconut rice
 
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Light and fluffy, quick coconut rice couldn’t be easier. All you need are 3 simple ingredients then the rice cooker does the hard work. This simple side dish is wonderfully aromatic with subtly sweet coconut flavorful. Serve as a unique alternative to plain steamed rice.
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 cup jasmine brown rice
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups water
Method
  1. In a rice cooker- combine rice with coconut, and salt. Add water and cook according to manufactures directions for brown rice. Fluff before serving.
  2. Approximate Nutrition: 129 calories, 3g fat, 195mg sodium, 24g carbohydrates, 1g sugar, 2g fiber, 3g protein
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ cup Calories: 129 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 195mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 3g

 

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