Conscious Eating & Comforting Nourishment
Rice has always been my favorite comfort food. Over the years I’ve made so many different rice dishes, I’ve lost count! The one I keep coming back to though, is coconut rice.
This is so easy, so delicious, and full of healthy fats to make the rice richer, sweeter, and more filling!
All you have to do is substitute the water you’d use to cook the rice with coconut milk. I’ll empty the can into my rice cooker, and fill it up 1/2-3/4 of the way with rice. Sometimes, depending on the dish I’m making, I’ll use less rice to have a soupier consistency of rice, for example a curry dish. Otherwise I lean closer to 3/4 of the can of coconut milk.
This recipe is amazing because it takes 15-20 minutes to cook, and 2 minutes to prep. There is minimal work involved, which is why it’s my go to. It’s always healthier to cook your food at home. But that takes time & motivation. I learned early on how important it is to have accessible, go to cooking methods that spark creativity and make for a delicious meal you crave for days because it’s that good!
Eating enough greens is so important. Leafy green vegetables contain pretty much everything you’ll find in a multivitamin. 2 cups of greens with each meal gives your body everything it needs to flourish and thrive. You’ll notice after a few days how incredibly good you feel.
Eating healthy is simple, we just have to make the conscious choice to devote ourselves to it.
Our bodies know what they need to be healthy, and conscious eating is the most powerful medicine in the world.
Food can heal you, if you let it.
Paracelsus said it is the dose that determines the poison.
One chunk of chocolate, one piece of bread, won’t ruin your health. It’s the excess of these trigger foods that becomes poison, throwing us out of balance.
I don’t recommend quitting cold turkey, unless that’s how you roll. Just crowd out what isn’t contributing to your health with things that will.
Cooking the majority of your meals at home is the best place to start.
Make sure you always have snacks with you so you don’t make impulsive decisions based on cravings, and don’t shame yourself if you give in once in a while either.
Be mindful of when you use food to suppress difficult emotions, and take a moment for yourself to breathe deeply instead.
It’s about progress, not perfection!
This is all to get you feeling so good so you can live a more vibrant life!
1 can coconut milk
White rice (you can use any rice just tweak the cooking time according to the directions on the bag!)
2 bunches of leafy greens
2 containers of Mushrooms
1-2 cloves Garlic
2 tbsp Olive oil
To prep here, all you need to do is cut up 2 bunches of greens. You can use kale, spinach, watercress, chard, collards, it doesn’t matter!
Cut up the mushrooms, (or leave them whole if you got some of those tiny cute ones!) toss them with olive oil, 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, some salt& pepper, and a good pinch of thyme. Roast them at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Add chopped parsley on top when they come out of the oven and toss them again.
While those are in the oven, cook the rice. Empty a can of coconut milk into a pot or rice cooker, and fill it up 2/3 of the way with rice, emptying the rice into the pot. Add a few cracks of Himalayan salt, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting and cook for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, add the greens into the pot right on top of the rice(don’t mix!)and let them steam for 3 minutes. Remove from heat but let it stand for about 5 minutes before you mix it all up! Season with frontier 5 spice seasoning and a crack of Himalayan salt.
Assemble your bowl with rice on the bottom & mushrooms on top! Add some kimchi or sushi ginger on the side for an added probiotic bonus!
I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe! Let me know what you think, and how you made it your own in the comments!