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Savory Coconut Rice

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"I love coconut rice, especially as a side for spicy grilled meats, but when I order it out, it's usually too sweet for my tastes, and more closely resembles dessert than a side dish. So, I decided to create a more savory version at home, which I eventually did, after a few short decades of testing."
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Ingredients

37 m servings 535
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place rice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add grated ginger, kosher salt, red chili flakes, and turmeric. Pour in water and coconut milk. Whisk until mixture is well combined (do not stir again).
  2. Place pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. When mixture starts to bubble and reaches a low simmer, place bay leaf on the surface, cover tightly, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 18 minutes without taking off the lid. Remove pan from heat and let sit 5 minutes, covered. Fluff rice with a fork.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Note:
  • There are lots of things you can add, like herbs, fresh vegetables, and/or sliced spring onions--so personal adaptation is very much encouraged.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 535 calories; 27.7 67.1 7.6 0 500 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Loved it! Turned out perfectly cooked and the subtle flavor was on point.

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A little bland for my taste. Added pinch turmeric, then curry powder, then cumin - nothing seemed to help. Did cook in indicated time, though; no burning. I cut the salt by about 1/8 or 1/4 teas...

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Loved it! Turned out perfectly cooked and the subtle flavor was on point.

Superb Coconut Rice! I made the recipe as shown with only two additions. I added 2 to 3 Tablespoons of shredded coconut, in order to increase the coconut flavor as well as add a bit of sweetn...

so easy and delicious !

I couldn't taste a bit of coconut in this rice. That said, I still think it's delicious! Like an easy version of saffron rice. My tumeric turned the rice bright yellow. The coconut milk made it ...

Incredible. I added about 1/4 basamati to the total ratio of jasmine. I also added a tiny bit more liquid and chicken stock in place of water. Turned out perfect. I served it with shrimp. I will...

A little bland for my taste. Added pinch turmeric, then curry powder, then cumin - nothing seemed to help. Did cook in indicated time, though; no burning. I cut the salt by about 1/8 or 1/4 teas...

this was great and everyone loved it. No changes and I will make it again for sure!

I was looking for a unique rice recipe to serve as a,side dish. This was just what I was looking for. It had an excellent flavor and went well with a grilled steak and some seasoned roasted br...

This was pretty yummy. I love jasmine rice and I love coconut so this was a no brained for me. I would like it a little more saucy, but the flavor is good and I even toasted some shredded coconu...