Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yummy Coconut Rice

Awhile back I tried Coconut Rice for the first time, and let's just say I was smitten! It started with going to a Thai Restaurant, which if you know me well, I am not that adventurous with food {I'm a chicken fingers and fries kinda gal}so I was a little nervous. But once I found out that there was such a thing as Coconut Rice on the menu, I got a little excited.

So since then, I've been trying to master my own Coconut Rice. It took awhile and although it doesn't have that 'umph' that it did at the restaurant, it's still pretty decent and I have been making it quite regularly! I'm such a sucker for anything coconut!


Ingredients:

1 can of coconut milk {make sure to shake well before opening}
1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
2 cups jasmine rice {soak rice prior to using according to package directions}
1 1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Directions:
Rub coconut oil on the bottom and sides of a large pot. Make sure pot has a tight fitting lid as most of the cooking will occur through steam in pot. Pour in the remainder of ingredients and gently stir until mixed together. Cook on medium high heat, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until a low roaring boil starts. Turn heat down to low {as low as it can go}. Cover with lid. Leave for 15-20 minutes simmering on low. I always give it a little taste test to see how soft the rice is prior to serving. If you like it softer, remove from heat and let it sit covered in the pot a little longer.

Some people like to eat this as a dessert, allowing the rice to cool and serving with fruit. I like to eat it as part of a main course, like with a chicken stirfry!

One thing I want to try next time is reserving a bit of the coconut milk to pour on afterwards and then shred some lime on top!

Happy cooking!

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5 comments:

Chloe Moon said...

You know I keep thinking to myself that my stir fry needs a little kick! Maybe I'll try this! I love coconut! =)

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Dawnelle @ JustDawnelle said...

Okay this sounds amazing!!!! I totally need to try this... Thanks for sharing!

Cropped Stories said...

I am SOOOOOO EXCITED! All of a sudden, it's like magic, I can comment! Okay, first, I've never heard of coconut rice but it sounds absolutely amazing! I am definitely pinning this! I need to try it! I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks for sharing!

Crystelle Boutique said...

This sounds so yummy! We love coconut around here, so I am excited to give it a try!
I'll let you know how the fam. likes it... :)

Have a HAPPY Easter... :)

hugs x

Crystelle

Crystelle Boutique

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Looks delicous and I'm a sucker for anything coconut too!