Being on a special diet doesn’t mean you have to cut outÂ some oldÂ favorites. I’m using dairy free and gluten freeÂ items to make aÂ creamy rice side dish almost like a risotto or a white macaroni and cheese. You can add whatever youÂ like to itÂ like meats or veggies since it’s a nice heartyÂ base.
- 2 cups unsweetenedÂ coconut milk
- 1 cup dry white rice
- black pepper
- garlic powder
- other favorite seasonings
Fill medium saucepan with 2 cups of coconut milk and put on medium-high heat until you see small bubbles, but no boiling. Pour in 1 cup of dry white rice and cover for 20 minutes on low. DO NOT TAKE OFF THE COVER. You need to let the steam cook the rice until it has absorbed all of the liquid. A way to check if all of the liquid has been absorbed is to tilt the saucepan to the side and see if there’s any loose liquid in there. I know it’s tempting to open the cover but wait until the liquid is gone to open and fluff the cooked rice. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste or add in your own favorite spices and enjoy a thick creamy rice side with your dinner.
You can even add in peas or corn and make a mac and cheese like side dish (I always had my mac and cheese with peas, yum!) What was one of your favorite items you can no longer eat, I’m taking suggestions for new recipes!