Easy Coconut Rice
Quick and easy to make, this coconut rice recipe is a perfect accompaniment to many Thai and Indian dishes.
- Serves: 6 persons
- 2cups Thai jasmine-scented white rice
- 2cups coconut milk (good-quality)
- 1 ¾cups water
- ½teaspoon salt
- ½teaspoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Rub the oil over the bottom of a deep-sided pot.
Step 3Place 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.
Step 4Once the liquid has begun to gently bubble, stop stirring, and reduce the heat to low, achieving a constant simmer.
Step 5Cover tightly with a lid and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
Step 6Check 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.
Step 7With the heat off, leave the covered pot on the hot burner for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until you're ready to eat.
Step 8When 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.