Perfect Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice Recipe
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Coconut rice is enjoyed in many regions around the world, especially in tropical areas where coconuts are grown. Some versions are more savory, while others are more sweet.

While we don’t claim to be experts on the different variations.It’s the perfect side dish when you want something easy but a little more special than plain rice.

COCONUT RICE

  • 1 cup jasmine, basmati, or long grain white rice
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup water (or coconut water for more intense coconut flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  • Add rice, coconut milk, water (or coconut water), sea salt, sugar (optional), and desiccated or shredded coconut (optional), to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cover. Ensure it’s simmering and not boiling or the rice can cook too quickly.

  • Simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is tender — about 20-25 minutes (will depend on type, size, and freshness of rice). Drain off excess water if there is any (there shouldn’t be).

  • Turn off the heat, remove the lid, fluff with a fork, put the lid back on, and let rest for 10 minutes so the moisture redistributes to prevent mushy rice. Taste test and add additional salt if desired. Option to garnish with cilantro and lightly toasted coconut flakes.

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS

Instructions

  1. Add rice, coconut milk, water (or coconut water), sea salt, sugar (optional), and desiccated or shredded coconut (optional), to a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cover.

  2. Simmer until water is completely absorbed and rice is tender

  3. Turn off the heat, remove the lid, fluff with a fork, put the lid back on, and let rest for 10 minutes so the moisture redistributes to prevent mushy rice

Note

Store cooled leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 5-6 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop with a little oil or water until warm.

Keywords: Coconut rice,fluffy rice
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