This is a Kerala (Southern India) rendition of coconut rice. It's a tad sweeter than regular rice which cuts through much of the spice found in an accompaniment of a spicy curry such as chicken curry.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 cups cooked rice
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring 1 cup coconut water to a boil in a saucepan. Add basmati rice and salt, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Stir occasionally, adding more coconut water as needed, until rice is soft but not mushy, about 15 minutes.

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  • Remove rice from heat, stir in cilantro and butter, and cover again. Let stand until coconut water is absorbed and flavors have blended, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 4.4g 9% DV; carbohydrates 41.3g 13% DV; fat 2.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; sodium 708.1mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2016
I loved this recipe!! Doubled the cilantro and it was amazing. Served it with key lime chicken from this site! Huge hit! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2017
I wonder if they meant to say coconut milk instead of coconut water? The only thing I changed was using jasmine rice instead of basmati. It tasted terrible. Not sweet. Bland. Metallic. We threw it out. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2016
I loved this recipe!! Doubled the cilantro and it was amazing. Served it with key lime chicken from this site! Huge hit! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/17/2017
I wonder if they meant to say coconut milk instead of coconut water? The only thing I changed was using jasmine rice instead of basmati. It tasted terrible. Not sweet. Bland. Metallic. We threw it out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
This is great. I used about 1/4 c of margarita mix with the coconut water because I was making margarita chicken and had it left over. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2016
Delicious! I've never made/eaten Basmati rice and I'm so glad I finally tried it. The package of rice said to rinse thoroughly before cooking so I did do that first. The flavors of this are great...sweet and aromatic...this is a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2018
So delicious! It really makes rice much more special! We made it for a stir fry and it was amazing! Read More