Light, fresh and tropical!

1 c rice (brown, jasmine, or whatever you are in the mood for)

1 can or 1 c coconut milk (canned with the coconut cream is the BEST!)

1/2 c filtered water

1/2 bunch organic cilantro, chopped

1 fresh lime

optional: Fresh coconut meat and a grater or coconut flakes

Place rice, coconut milk and water in a pot on the stove or in your rice cooker and bring to a boil. (Optional: if you have (unsweetened or fresh) coconut flakes, throw in a handful, but this Simple Side is delicious either way.) Let it boil on medium heat until the coconut milk is no longer watery.

Add the 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro, squeeze the fresh lime juice in and stir all together. The aroma of the coconut, lime and cilantro is so potent while you are prepping this side, I love making it! You'll savor every bite! Garnish with some lime zest and freshly shaved coconut if you want and enjoy!

*Organic DIY skin care tip* Save a little coconut cream from the can of coconut milk, add in around a dollop of coconut oil and about 1 tbsp of coconut sugar for an awesome exfoliating coconut mask! You only need enough coconut cream + coconut oil to cover your face, so not a lot. Let sit on face + lips for 10 min and lightly scrub off so the coconut sugar can exfoliate the skin and lips.