|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 25g||32%|
|Saturated Fat 22g||110%|
|Total Carbohydrate 25g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||6%|
|*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.|
Coconut rice makes a terrific accompaniment to many Thai and Indian dishes, but it's equally wonderful with nearly any Western-style entrée. Quick and easy to make, this vegan coconut rice recipe will come in handy for those times when you want to make dinner extra special without a lot of extra work.
Thai jasmine-scented white rice is used in this recipe. You can find it in most grocery stores in the rice section. If not, check at a local Asian or international market or order online.
This recipe uses the stovetop method for cooking rice. If you have a rice cooker, you can use that instead. Serve with stir-fried meat and/or vegetables or curries, like mango chicken or chickpea curry.
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1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
2 cups white rice
2 cups coconut milk
1 3/4 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
Gather the ingredients.
Rub the oil over the bottom of a deep-sided pot. You will also need a tight-fitting lid.
Rinse the rice and drain well. Place it in a pot along with the coconut milk, water, and salt. Set over medium-high to high heat. Stir occasionally to keep rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot and burning.
Once the coconut milk-water has begun to gently bubble, stop stirring, and reduce heat to low or medium-low so the liquid simmers.
Cover tightly with a lid and let simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
To check, pull the rice aside with a fork. If most of the coconut milk-water is gone, go on to the next step. If there is still a good amount of liquid left, steam for a few minutes longer.
Turn off the heat but leave the covered pot on the burner another 5 to 10 minutes, or until you're ready to eat.
When you're ready to serve the rice, remove the lid and fluff rice with a fork or chopsticks. Taste-test the rice for salt, adding a little more if needed.
- Rinse and drain rice before you cook it. Some rice is coated with talc in processing. This material is inert and won't hurt you if you ingest it, but we prefer to have just rice in our side dishes. Rinsing also helps keep the grains separate as they cook.
- Be sure to use canned coconut milk, not the boxed or refrigerated kind that's used for cereal and coffee. Full-fat coconut milk will yield the best results, but a low-fat version will still work for this recipe.
- If you don't have coconut oil, you can use butter instead. Note that this dish will no longer be vegan and might affect the flavor.