It's best to cook the brown rice with ginger the night before and let it cool. Use short grain brown rice and cook it 2 parts water to 1 part rice. Bring the water to a boil and add the rice, bring back to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to very low and let cook for 45-50 minutes.
Combine cooked rice, coconut, milk, cinnamon, in a saucepan on low heat. Stir occasionally to avoid
burning on the bottom. Cook rice mixture for 15 minutes until creamy in texture. Add a small amount of water or milk if it gets too thick.
Remove the rice mixture from heat and add the coconut oil, sunflower seeds and make syrup (to taste)
and serve in bowls.
2 cups Precooked short grain brown rice
1/4 cup Sliced Ginger
1 can of Coconut Milk
1/4 cup Shredded Coconut
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 cup Maple Syrup
4 tsp Coconut oil
4 tsp Sunflower Seeds
Health Benefits of Brown rice
Brown Rice is great to have in the morning as it's full of fibre, it will fill you up, and keep you feeling full for longer. Brown rice is rich in selenium which is important for a healthy heart. Interestingly enough, sprouted brown rice is apparently beneficial for the mental health of lactating mothers. An study has shown positive results in nursing women. It's been shown to reduce mood disturbances, stages of depression and fatigue.