Coconut Rice

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Hello & Happy Tuesday!!





I’ll be honest, I’m not a HUGE grain person.. 


I eat quinoa sometimes, I love Cous Cous when I have the time and ingredients to make it, but I rarely whip up rice.. 



Unless it’s Coconut rice!







This dish was inspired by a craving for coconut rice, but something more on the sweeter side and with color.. bright pink to be exact lol.




If you’re looking for a sweeter rice that packs healthy fats and packs lots of color.. 


You’ll love this Pineapple Coconut Rice infused with Pink Dragonfruit!


Looking to pair it with something perf?!

Vegan Coconut Shrimp would be it!







Why this recipe rocks:





Minimal Ingredients

Healthy Fats



Can be used in spring rolls or served with vegan shrimp

Great for entertaining

Kids will love 






















Pineapple Coconut rice
Serves 4
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  1. 3/4 can coconut milk
  2. 1 tsp sea salt
  3. 2 cups Jasmine rice
  4. 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  5. 2 cup water
  6. 1/2 packet defrosted pink dragonfruit
  7. 1/2 squeeze lime
  8. Avocado and black sesame seeds garnish optional
  1. In a bowl combine everything coconut milk, lime, and pineapple juice and sea salt. If you don't have pineapple juice simply press the fresh pineapple through a sieve and extract the juice.
  2. In a pot over high heat add 2 cups of water and the mixture. Once boiling add rice, then reduce to a simmer leaving the lid on top. Leave covered without peaking & then gently fluff with a fork. Toss in the room temperature dragonfruit for pink color. Top with a fresh squeeze of lime. For more of a pink color, toss in additional defrosted pink dragonfruit.
Eat. Drink. Shrink.




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I’m Gabrielle, the founder & creator of I established this blog in May of 2012 to share my experience and knowledge as I pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian in New York City. I currently hold a BS in Nutrition & Dietetics from NYU and am pursuing a MS in Nutrition & Health Sciences while teaching yoga and working with the Coalition for Healthy School Food

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