Coconut Infused Jasmine Rice

Bowl of Sticky Jasmine Rice
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Prep: 1 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 21 mins
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
298 Calories
12g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 4g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This quick, simple coconut rice recipe is unusual in that it uses coconut water instead of the typical coconut milk. The result is a lighter, slightly sticky texture and delicate, refined coconut flavor. This rice is a great counterpoint to spicy foods, seafood, and Southeast Asian, Caribbean, or South American cuisines. There is a nutritional boon too since coconut water is naturally fat-free, and is high in potassium, magnesium, and vitamin C.

This recipe calls for Thai jasmine rice, a long-grain variety of fragrant rice that is native to Thailand. The name jasmine doesn't refer to the flavor, which is somewhat buttery and may remind you of popcorn, but instead refers to the color, as the rice is white like a jasmine flower. This recipe is for two to four people (depending on how you are serving it), but it is easily doubled.


Steps to Make It

  1. Place the coconut water in a medium saucepan and bring just to a boil.

  2. Stir in the rice. As soon as it returns to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the coconut water is absorbed and the rice is tender.

  3. Remove from the heat and allow the rice to rest, covered, for a few minutes before serving.