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This creamy coconut corn rice recipe is made with just 6 super simple, pantry-friendly ingredients. It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing with your favourite protein! The base recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

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I am so excited to share this creamy coconut corn rice recipe with you today! It’s SO unbelievably delicious and very easy to make on the stovetop. All you need are 6 ingredients – many of which you likely already have in your pantry.

This recipe is great as a side dish or even as the base of a rice bowl. Pair it with your favourite protein (I’ve included some ideas below) and a side of veggies to round out the meal.

While it’s definitely a warm, creamy, and comforting dish, I think it’s one of those recipes that is perfect to enjoy all year long. Plus, the ingredients are simple and healthy, packing in a bunch of nutrition benefits!

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Ingredients Needed

This creamy coconut corn rice is made with only 6 super simple, pantry-friendly ingredients:

How To Store & Reheat

Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. They can easily be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop.

NOTE: Coconut milk will harden when refrigerated, but have no fear – it will soften again once reheated!

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What To Serve With Coconut Corn Rice

Because this coconut corn rice is a source of fibre-rich starch and fats, I recommend serving it with a source of quality protein to balance out your meal.

Here are some protein ideas that would pair perfectly:

Or, just keep things really simple with a basic protein – sautéed shrimp or scallops in a little olive oil, salt + pepper; some baked chicken, a steak, crispy tofu, tempeh, etc.

If you’d like to add an additional side of non-starchy vegetables, you can check out my roundup of 20+ easy vegetable side dishes here!

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Corn Nutrition Benefits

Sweet corn is a good source of:

  • vitamins and minerals like:
    • folate
    • vitamin B6
    • niacin
    • potassium
  • antioxidants, like lutein + zeaxanthin
  • dietary fibre – 1 cup provides almost 5 grams

Coconut Milk Nutrition Benefits

Coconut milk is a good source of:

  • vitamins and minerals, like:
    • manganese
    • copper
    • magnesium
    • selenium
    • potassium
    • iron
    • folate
    • vitamin C
  • fats, which help with the development of our brains, hormones, and all cells throughout our bodies. Fat also helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins and helps to keep us feeling full and satisfied
    • despite being higher in saturated fats, research shows that coconut intake may actually improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Brown Rice Nutrition Benefits

Brown rice is:

  • a fibre-rich whole grain, with 1 cup providing 3.5 grams (about 14% of your daily needs)
  • an excellent source of B-vitamins, like:
    • thiamin
    • niacin
    • B6
    • pantothenic acid
  • a good source of minerals like: 
    • manganese
    • selenium
    • magnesium
    • phosphorus
    • copper
    • zinc
    • iron
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This creamy coconut corn rice recipe is made with just 6 super simple, pantry-friendly ingredients. It's so easy to make and tastes amazing with your favourite protein! The base recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse brown rice in a sieve then transfer to a large pot.
  • Add water, 3/4 cup coconut milk, salt, and pepper to the pot with the rice. Stir, then bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, stir the drained corn into the rice. When the liquid returns to a boil, cover and reduce to low heat. Allow to simmer for about 40 minutes. NOTE: all rice brands are a bit different, so please check the packaging of the rice you're using to see the exact amount of liquid to rice ratio and cooking time!
  • Once the liquid has absorbed into the rice and the rice has a fluffy texture, stir in the remainder of the coconut milk. Remove from heat.
  • Garnish with chopped basil as desired (optional) and serve with your favourite protein!

Notes

*RICE: I used this long-grain brown rice for this recipe, but you are welcome to use any type of rice you’d like. Please refer to the packaging to see the exact cooking time and liquid to rice ratio. If the ratio differs to the recipe instructions, simply add 1 cup water and the remainder in coconut milk.
*SERVINGS: this recipe will make about 4-6 servings, depending on if you’re enjoying it as a small side serving or a larger bowl of rice.
*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. They can easily be reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop. Do note that coconut milk will harden when refrigerated, so it won’t look very creamy. It will soften again once reheated!
*RECIPE PAIRINGS: Because this coconut corn rice is a source of fibre-rich starch and fats, I recommend serving it with a source of quality protein to balance out your meal. Here are some protein ideas that would pair perfectly:
Or, just keep things really simple with a basic protein – sautéed shrimp or scallops in a little olive oil, salt + pepper; some baked chicken, a steak, crispy tofu, tempeh, etc.
If you’d like to add an additional side of non-starchy vegetables, you can check out my roundup of 20+ easy vegetable side dishes for some inspiration!

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