I’ve been having a love affair with rice lately – if I’m craving a carb these days, it’s usually rice. And this simple coconut rice always hits the spot!
If I’m making rice, I like to use white basmati because it has more amylose, which takes longer to digest, will keep you full longer, and won’t spike your blood sugar (as much as other white rices – brown is even better for this). If you prefer brown rice, try to buy organic because brown rice is known to contain high levels of heavy metals if grown in polluted areas.
Here’s a really easy recipe for coconut rice that satisfies the craving every time. I like to make a big batch of it and use it to meal prep lunches or dinners. And, you can also replace the chives with fruit for a delicious breakfast or dessert!
Simple Coconut Rice Recipe
1 cup organic basmati rice
1 cup coconut milk (I like Native Forest’s organic simple coconut milk)
1 cup water
Pinch of salt
2 tbsp. green chives (optional)
Combine Rice, coconut milk, water, and salt in pot and bring to a boil.
Cover with a tight lid, and reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for ~15 minutes.
Remove from heat (keep covered) and steam for ~10 minutes, or until rice is fluffy.
Chop up chives and mix in with rice.
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