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.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
stand:
5 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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

205.19 calories; 4.45 g protein; 41.26 g carbohydrates; 1.65 g dietary-fiber; 0.12 g sugars; 2.72 g fat; 1.61 g saturated-fat; 5.05 mg cholesterol; 131.48 IU vitamin-a-iu; 0.11 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.04 mg vitamin-b6; 3.3 mg vitamin-c; 3.74 mcg folate; 33.64 mg calcium; 0.57 mg iron; 30.34 mg magnesium; 306.3 mg potassium; 708.12 mg sodium; 0.04 mg thiamin; 24.49 calories-from-fat; 79 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 11 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 8 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 6 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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krits
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!
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Brenda Tyler Rushing
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.
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krits
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!
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Brenda Tyler Rushing
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.
jahill17
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.
Christina
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.:)
sakroll
09/24/2018
So delicious! It really makes rice much more special! We made it for a stir fry and it was amazing!