Turmeric Coconut Rice

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too!

Can you believe it’s February already?

There was a lot of hype in January around dieting and detoxing after the festive season. I’m never good at getting on the New Years resolutions health bus right after New Year. It takes me some time to get back to normality and use up all that leftover vegan cheese and chocolate from Christmas.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

February is when I really get to grips with a healthy, balanced eating plan for the rest of the year. The indulgent magazine clippings get tucked away and instead I search and browse for exciting new healthy recipes to try and interesting tricks and flavours to play with in the kitchen. Whether it be adding a pinch of something extra to my basic tomato pasta sauce or transforming leftovers with the spice rack – it’s all about making eating healthy fun and interesting and not just something I ought to do in January.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

This rice dish is an example of just that. I love the plainest steamed rice, but sometimes a little vibrancy can make it all the more tantalising and crave-able.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

The turmeric in this rice adds depth, a golden hue and a hint of its glorious health benefits. I’m increasingly fascinated by the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric and since its qualities are most available to us when cooked, a dish such as this is a perfect way to sneak a little into your diet.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

It is also fat soluble and so adding some healthy fat by way of coconut cream, not only adds luxurious flavour but also boosts absorption.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too!

I love Indigo Herbs turmeric which is pure and stays so fresh in its special resealable packaging. I find the stuff in supermarket jars goes quite bitter in a few months. I was an ambassador for Indigo Herbs last year and am very happy to be kicking off 2017 with some of their wonderful superfood powders to get busy with in the kitchen (and bathroom!).

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

This rice needs only 6 ingredients, two of which are water and salt and one which is optional. For so few ingredients and such minimal effort, this is a great way to bring your side of rice into the centre of attention.

This vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice not only tastes delicious, it's good for you too! #healthy #superfood #vegan

Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 1 cup of white or brown basmati rice
  • 1.5 cups water (2 cups for brown rice)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream (the thick cream at the top of a can of coconut milk)
  • A handful of finely chopped coriander, to serve (optional)

Method:

Add all ingredients to a rice steamer or a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Leave undisturbed for 10 minutes for white rice or 45 minutes for brown, then remove from the heat but leave to stand covered for 10 more minutes before fluffing with a fork.

Sprinkle with coriander before serving.

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3 Responses to Turmeric Coconut Rice

  1. choclette says:

    Turmeric is amazing stuff. I try and have some every day and it does make a difference to my creaky old joints! I’m a big fan of Indigo Herbs too, their products are organic and of good quality.

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  3. The Lighthearted Kitchen says:

    This looks like an amazing way to cook rice! I’ll have to try it out! πŸ™‚ I also wanted to tell you that I tagged you for the 2016/2017 tag! I hope you will answer the tag’s questions πŸ™‚ https://mylightheartedkitchen.com/2017/02/15/20162017-tag/

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