Island Rice

Coconut water adds a nice tropical flavor with a hint of sweetness to this brown rice dish.
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Island Rice Recipe

Image Courtesy of Lori Harder

Image Courtesy of Lori Harder

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice or long-grain brown rice
  • 2 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut water
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons sliced almonds, if desired
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Directions

  1. Cook brown rice as suggested on bag, using coconut water instead of regular water. Once rice is cooked, set aside.
  2. In a separate pan on medium heat, add coconut oil, sliced almonds, scallions, coconut flakes and garlic.
  3. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, then add rice. Cook about 3 to 5 minutes longer, stirring frequently.

Tip: Make it a complete meal by adding a pound of sautéed shrimp or chicken.

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