Simple Sides: Coconut Brown RiceFriday, June 15, 2012
Here's another simple side dish that's easy to learn and makes a great compliment to spicy entrees, if you don't devour alone it before getting dinner on the table! Sometimes people think brown rice is too difficult to cook or doesn't have enough flavor. Hopefully this dish will prove that you can make brown rice just as flavorful and interesting as any other rice dish, while getting so many more nutrients in your body. I will say that it took me awhile to adjust to the nuttier texture of brown rice, but it didn't take long before I actually began to prefer it over white rice. If you can find it, Jasmine brown rice is an excellent choice and I've found that it cooks a little bit faster than regular brown rice. If you'd prefer to cut some of the calories in the recipe below, substitute light coconut milk for a slightly less creamier dish.