Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

My husbands dinner, Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls with grilled chicken

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Red, White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

Summertime and we are all about berries! One of the things I look forward to the most in the summer is all the fresh berries. We eat them all day long, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, and dessert. We eat them plain, shh sometimes we even go pick our organic berries from the backyard or berry patch and eat them without washing them, or in salads, parfaits, with ice cream or other desserts. With what seems like such a short berry season we tend to pack them in and eat as many as we can while we can! Switching up a salad, usually a green salad, I decided to make something different and thought rice over pasta and as the wheels started turning it came together and yes I had 4th of July and red, white, and blue in mind so I used white rice and of course coconut! Even better is that this can be a breakfast or easily transformed, or eaten as is, for lunch or dinner! Yes there is coconut but it isn’t sweet and this pairs together perfectly trust me. Fresh juicy berries, coconut, crunchy cashews, and rice to fuel you all day long (or for a few hours anyways).

So for breakfast it is rice, coconut milk, and berries. You can enjoy it warm or cold and you can add more coconut milk if you want it creamier. Than top it with chopped cashews and shredded coconut. For breakfast I like to use sweetened coconut. This is a great breakfast pre or post workout, or anytime with the carbs and really it is kind of like oatmeal or another grain for breakfast but rice.

Have leftovers or want to make it for dinner? You just add chopped chicken or chicken free chicken/tofu! I like to enjoy it cold for dinner, especially in the summer and sweetened or unsweetened coconut is a matter of personal taste.

I like to make a batch with the rice, coconut milk, and berries and top just before eating with cashews, coconut, and protein if adding it. This works great so that if there are leftovers I can enjoy it again another way. If making for a family or for a picnic you can throw it all together.

Red,White, and Blue Berry Rice Bowls

Makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2c basmati, jasmine, or rice of choice just not a sticky rice (oops did that once or twice)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-1 1/3c full fat coconut milk, canned not the beverage (used So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk)
  • 1c fresh blueberries
  • 2c quartered, or halved if smaller, fresh strawberries
  • 1/4-1/2c chopped raw unsalted cashews
  • 1/4-1/2c shredded coconut, sweetened or unsweetened
Read the whole recipe on A Whisk and Two Wands