I was literally on the computer for hours learning all of the different ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your diet. And who would have known that it's so food for you?!? Not I. My husband and I decided to make coconut rice based off of the recipe we found on the Tropical Traditions website.
The only reason we didn't follow it to the "T" was because we were lacking in a few items.
On the menu for the evening was:
Blackened Mahi Mahi
Zucchini and Broccoli Saute
Please enjoy the following walk through on how we prepared our OH-SO-Yummy meal.
Coconut Rice1 1/2 cups wild rice
2 Tbspn Tropical Tradition's Coconut Oil
3 cups water
1/2 tspn salt and pepper
1/2 tspn garlic salt
|The smell of coconut was in the air at this moment. Our kitchen smelled SO good!|
|You're looking to brown the rice just a bit. Be careful though...it WILL burn before you even realize it. So, keep stirring.|
|After the shallots look tender, add the zucchini and cook til' it's soft. I forgot to snap pics of this.|
Things I liked about the Tropical Tradition's Coconut Oil:
1. The clarity of the oil. It had no awkward color. It was perfectly clear and free of floating radicals.
2. The smell was amazing! It was as if I had a coconut candle lit in the kitchen.
3. The flavor was subtle but powerful. It didnt' overwhelm the food.
4. Learning all of the benefits of the oil when integrated into my diet...big Plus!!!
5. My husband enjoyed it as much as I did.
6. It's even healthy for my babeis to have in their diet. That right there makes it easy to incororate into cooking since they're eating more of our food now.
Things I disliked about Tropical Tradition's Coconut Oil:
1. The intimidation of using a uncommon ingredient.