Ginger and Turmeric Aromatic Rice




1 cup brown rice                              2 cups boiling water

1 tablespoon coconut oil                1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 cloves of large garlic                   1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tablespoon ginger

1 teaspoon turmeric

3/4 teaspoon salt


1. Pour dry rice into a bowl. Cover with cool water. Soak for 15 minutes, then drain. 

2. While rice is soaking, put on a kettle of water and full boil. 

3. Add coconut oil, garlic, and ginger to a medium-sized pot. Heat on medium. Saute until fragrant, until 3 minutes. 

4. Add rice, turmeric, and salt. Saute an additional 2-3 minutes. 

5. Add 2 cups of boiling water. Reduce heat and simmer. Cover until water is absorbed for 30-35 minutes. 

6. A few minutes after rice is finished cooking, stir lemon juice and dried cranberries into rice. Re-place cover and continue to cook. 

7. Serve with cilantro and pine nuts alongside your favorite main dish. 

Erica Shambley