Coconuts make two guest appearances in this recipe.
For a vegan meal, serve this rice & beans dish with a side of broccoli or cauliflower.
It also makes a great side dish for fish or chicken.
Coconut Rice with Lentils
(Makes 6-8 servings)
- 1 cup (185 g) long-grain brown rice
- 3 cups (720 ml) coconut water
- 1 cup (240 ml) light coconut milk (from a can)
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ cup (95 g) lentils, rinsed and drained
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the rice, coconut water, and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover, cooking for 5 minutes. Add the lentils and cook for 40-45 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice & lentil mixture with a fork and serve.