Easy Coconut Rice

Easy Coconut Rice

Quick and easy to make, this coconut rice recipe is a perfect accompaniment to many Thai and Indian dishes.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Rub the oil over the bottom of a deep-sided pot.
  3. Step 3

    Place the rice in the pot along with the coconut milk, salt, and water. Set over medium-high to high heat and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to keep rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Step 4

    Once the liquid has begun to gently bubble, stop stirring, and reduce the heat to low, achieving a constant simmer.
  5. Step 5

    Cover tightly with a lid and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
  6. Step 6

    Check doneness by pulling the rice aside with a fork. If there is still a good amount of liquid left, steam for a few minutes longer. If the liquid is gone, turn off the heat.
  7. Step 7

    With the heat off, leave the covered pot on the hot burner for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until you're ready to eat.
  8. Step 8

    When you're ready to serve, fluff the rice with a fork or chopsticks . Taste-test for salt, adding a little more if needed. Enjoy the rice with your favorite dishes.