|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16g||21%|
|Saturated Fat 14g||70%|
|Total Carbohydrate 81g||29%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|*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 deliciously easy side dish that can be served with a variety of Thai and Indian dishes such as curries, stir-fried vegetables, fish, and seafood mains. This easy coconut rice recipe is made in a rice cooker. All you need is rice, coconut milk, salt, and dry shredded coconut, and you'll be serving up some delicious coconut rice in just 20 minutes.
- 2 cups Thai jasmine-scented white rice (other types of rice will not work for this recipe)
- 1 cup good-quality coconut milk (not "lite")
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 3 tablespoons dry shredded coconut (unsweetened or sweetened; baking type)
Gather the ingredients.
Place rice in rice cooker. Add the water, coconut milk, salt, and shredded coconut. Stir well; use a plastic or wooden utensil to avoid scraping off the non-stick surface. Cover and set to cook.
Once your rice cooker switches to "warm" mode, allow another 8 to 10 minutes for the rice to finish steaming. This will ensure your coconut rice is fully cooked and pleasantly sticky.
Gently fluff with chopsticks before serving. Some of the shredded coconuts may have risen to the surface; just stir it back into the rice. Taste-test it for salt, adding a little more until the desired flavor is achieved.
Serve with Thai, Chinese, or Indian dishes of your choice. This pairs well with Thai curry recipes, Thai fish and seafood recipes, and vegetarian Thai food recipes.
- Rinse the rice. Some rice is coated with talc in processing. This material is inert and won't hurt you if you ingest it, but we'd prefer to have just rice in our side dishes. Rinsing also helps keep the grains separate as they cook, as well as helps to remove starch, which makes it less mushy when cooked.
- If the rice is still hard, add 1/4 cup of water and cook it, lid on, on very low heat for 5 more minutes.