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Flat Belly Recipe: Ginger Coconut Rice

By Erin Palinski-Wade, Tara Gidus, Kristina LaRue

Take a (mental) trip to the tropics when you make this recipe for Ginger Coconut Rice. This side dish features brown rice, which is a whole grain. Unlike white rice, brown rice isn’t milled or polished, which removes significant amounts of nutrients. Pair this tasty side dish with poached fish or grilled chicken for a satisfying meal for your flat-belly diet.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Yield: 4 servings

1-1/2 cup ZICO Natural Pure Premium Coconut Water

1/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon minced ginger

2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut, shredded

1 cup brown rice

  1. In a saucepan, bring the coconut water, water, salt, ginger, and shredded coconut to a boil.

  2. Add in the rice and stir. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover the saucepan. Allow the rice to simmer approximately 45 to 50 minutes, or until the water is absorbed.

Per serving: Calories 211 (From Fat 33); Fat 4g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 310mg; Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 4g.