Island Rice Bowls with Coconut Ginger Rice (GF, DF)

We are big into Silk around our house. We switched to almond milk a few years ago and have been Silk fans ever since, so when I had the chance to partner with them on a dinner party idea using their Coconutmilk, I jumped at the chance. It’s delicious! Our favorite is the Silk Unsweetneed Coconutmilk. We use it in smoothies and popsicles, but it’s a great addition to savory dishes too. This Coconut Ginger Rice is a perfect example.

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As a hostess, I appreciate when my meals are easy to prepare, and I don’t have to fuss over who is eating what. That’s what so great about any sort of “build-your-own” bar–everyone can choose what they want! This meal is great for almost any diet–vegetarian or vegan friends can enjoy the rice, veggies, fruit, and sauce and skip the sausage. Paleo friends can eat the meat, veggies, fruit, and sauce. Gluten free friends can rest easily knowing they won’t be getting anything they shouldn’t be. See? Simple. Easy. Delicious.

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We used this great rice as the base for island rice bowls. It’s a little bit creamy, and the savory-sweet coconut and ginger flavor is fabulous without being overpowering. It wasn’t too spicy for either of my picky toddlers (Sophie even had two bowls). Topped with chicken sausage (we love mango or apple), stir-fried veggies, fresh pineapple, toasted coconut, and a great pineapple-ginger teriyaki sauce…oh my. Top the meal off with some (kid-friendly) sparkling juice and this meal is HEAVEN.

Island Rice Bowls with Coconut Ginger Rice // One Lovely Life Island Rice Bowls with Coconut Ginger Rice // One Lovely Life

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Coconut-Ginger Rice (GF, Vegan)
 
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Serves: 6-8 as a side dish
Ingredients
  • 2 cups white rice, rinsed
  • 4 cups unsweetened coconut milk, like Silk Unsweetened Coconutmilk
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, sliced into 4 pieces
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Place rice, coconut milk, ginger, and salt in a large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. When the milk is boiling, reduce heat to low heat and continue to cook 15-20 minutes or until the coconut milk is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  3. Remove ginger pieces and fluff rice with a fork.
  4. Eat rice alone as a side dish, or use as a base to make your own island rice bowls. For rice bowls, top with mango or apple chicken sausage, pineapple, stir-fried veggies, toasted coconut, and your favorite teriyaki sauce.

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