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.
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.
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!
- 1 cup jasmine brown rice
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cups water
- In a rice cooker- combine rice with coconut, and salt. Add water and cook according to manufactures directions for brown rice. Fluff before serving.
- Approximate Nutrition: 129 calories, 3g fat, 195mg sodium, 24g carbohydrates, 1g sugar, 2g fiber, 3g protein