Coconut Rice

May 19, 2013 | By andrea | Filed in: Asian, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Vegetarian.


Fragrant, steamed jasmine rice is good—but jasmine rice made with coconut milk and fresh ginger is even better! This is a great side dish for Asian-themed meals, and could even be paired with some Caribbean and Latin American dishes. It’s super easy to make and a step up from plain ol’ rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro if you like. Enjoy!

Coconut Rice
-recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine 

Cooking fragrant jasmine rice in a mix of coconut milk and water gives this simple side dish a luxurious, rich texture that dresses up any stir-fry or Asian-inspired main. Serves 4.

1-1/2 cups jasmine rice or long-grain white rice 
1-1/2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
2 Tbs. canola oil
3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk (preferably not “lite”)
3/4 tsp. kosher salt

Rinse the rice in three changes of cold water, or until the water becomes only slightly cloudy from the rice. Drain well in a sieve.

Heat the ginger with the oil in a small (2-qt.) saucepan over medium-high heat until it begins to sizzle steadily and becomes fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the grains and ginger start to brown in places, about 2 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk,
1-3/4 cups water, and the salt. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the liquid has reduced to about the same level as the top of the rice, 5 to 7 minutes. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook without disturbing the rice until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender, 15 minutes.

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