How to Make Coconut Rice
PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 25 MINUTES
1. Bring water to a boil. Add rice, half of the coconut flakes, oil, and salt. Allow the water to return to a boil, turn lower heat to a simmer and cover.
How Can Coconut Rice Make You Feel Great?
Nourishing OjasRice builds ojas. Ojas is said to have the smell of burnt rice, and is the vital essence of all bodily tissues. Good ojas makes a person look strong, healthy, and radiant. So, cooking basmati rice in nourishing, juicy coconut flakes offers your body a renewed storehouse of strength and vitality. Of the many varieties of rice, Basmati is the most sattvic, meaning that it encourages a peaceful state of mind. It also smells delicately sweet.
Easy to DigestRice is nourishing and easy to digest, making this recipe an excellent tonic for those who suffer from gas, bloating, or indigestion. Although brown rice has a higher nutritional profile, white rice is more readily nourishing. Coconut flakes are also a simple, soothing addition to rice that is also fairly easy to digest. Together, this dynamic duo creates a nourishing dish that won't bog down your GI.
Simmer DownSweet, sensual coconut calms the mind. Its healthy fats coat the nerves, relaxing anxieties and stressors. It also cools the liver, effectively softening your firey temper and increasing capacity for patience. The next time you feel reactive or on the brink of losing your cool, a pot of coconut rice for your next meal might cool your nerves like a soft blanket of snow.
WHY SHOULD YOU EAT AYURVEDICALLY?Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you experience optimal health.
Is Coconut Rice Good for Me?
Experiences are PersonalExperiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary. The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
ANTACIDHerbs that neutralize acidity in the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach in particular.
Energy Vitality Strength:
STIMULATES-ENERGYThis category groups thyroid and adrenal stimulating herbs
NUTRITIVEAn herb that is strengthening and nourishing.
TONICA tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
Heart & Circulation:
REFRIGERANTAn herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
BLOOD-TONICAn herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
ANTI-INFLAMMATORYReduces inflammation in the body. Different herbs and carriers target different body systems.
Liver & Gall Bladder:
LIVOTONICAn herb that strengthens the liver. It is helpful for people with a history of substance abuse, chronic liver issues from hepatitis and hemolytic anemias.
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
BRAIN-TONICAn herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
PROMOTES-VIRILITYEncourages virility and potency.
RAISES-THYROIDAn herb that increases thyroid function.
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How to Use Food AyurvedicallyHOW DOES EATING AYURVEDICALLY MAKE YOU FEEL?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. Food digests with ease when right for your body type (dosha). Healthy digestion is seen as the cornerstone of well-being in Ayurveda. Healthy digestion generally prevents illness. If you do get sick, a strong digestive fire reduces the severity of illness and increases your resilience. It also improves your mood. Once you begin eating Ayurvedically, you will feel refreshed, vital and strong.
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