Sweet rice

coconut riceCoconut Rice

1 cup dry brown rice
1 cup dry wild rice
2 cups water
1 14-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk (about 2 cups)
Pinch of salt

1 large sweet potato, peeled, diced & cooked (about 3 cups)
1 cup sweet peas, cooked
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Chopped macadamia nuts, optional

Rinse rice in a fine mesh sieve to remove the surface starches (it’s what makes your rice sticky). Mix water, coconut milk, rice, and salt in a large saucepan. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook until liquid evaporates, about 30-35 minutes.

While rice is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients so that they are ready. Keep vegetables and beans warm. When rice is finished, add remaining ingredients. Stir well, and serve immediately.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Substitute carrots or butternut squash for the sweet potato.
  • Coconut milk is a highly nutritional food with many health benefits. All you have to do is a quick search online, and you will find of long list of reasons why it’s good for your body: 1) The saturated fat in coconut is made up of short-chain and medium-chain fatty acids that the body quickly turns into energy instead of storing as fat., 2) It contains many vitamins, minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, calcium and chloride, 3) Coconut milk is a dairy-free alternative to those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to animal milk, and 4) It’s known to relieve the symptoms of sore throats and ulcers.


  1. DeAnn Griffin says:

    Loved this recipe! It makes a good bit so I didn’t have to cook for a few days. Got my hubby to try it and his only remark was it needs more seasoning… He thinks everything should be served with a ton of pepper. I’m so thankful for your recipes.

    • Thank you for your comments, DeAnn. I like a lot of pepper, too, so I understand. My recipes tend to be written on the conservative side, though. You can always add more spice or flavor, but you can’t take it out once it’s there.

  2. what are sweet peas? I’m thinking they’re just regular frozen baby peas, but wanted to make sure. Thanks! Love this site!

  3. Simply delicious, enjoyed preparing and eating this , thanks

  4. Thank you for these recipes! This one was especially delicious!

  5. Made this recipe last night and all I can say is delicious. I put a dash of season salt in my serving it sent it over the top for me. I hope that is allowed. God bless you and your family.

  6. Thank you Kristen. I was on the net looking for a Christian website on the Daniel fast and I came across yours. Thank you very much for sharing your insights. It is most helpful. God bless you greatly!

    • I’m thankful the Lord led you to my website! I pray you’ll continue to be encouraged and blessed by the information here. May the Lord strengthen you with His power and fill you with His perfect peace as you serve Him!