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Easy Coconut Rice

I love coconut rice! This Easy Coconut Rice is the best accompaniment to most Southeast Asian dishes such as sambal, satay and Thai Green Curry. When it’s done right, it’s fluffy, gorgeously fragrant. The best part is that it’s super easy to make either on the stove or in the rice cooker.

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This coconut rice recipe goes well with Vegan Thai Basil Stir Fry and Vegan Tofu Katsu Curry.

What’s Coconut Rice?

Coconut rice is a dish prepared by soaking long-grain rice( usually Jasmine rice) in coconut milk or cooking it with coconut flakes. As both the coconut and the rice are commonly found in tropical countries all around the world, coconut rice is found in many cultures throughout the globe, spanning across the equator from India, Indian-subcontinent, Southeast Asia, South, and Central America, East and West Africa, the Caribbean and Oceania.

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Cook’s Tips

I’m an Asian, but I don’t use rice cookers for my rice( Sorry! Uncle Roger!) Once you know how to use a pot to cook perfect rice…you really don’t need a cooker just for rice…( It also takes up space in the kitchen)

First, you have to wash and drain the rice at least twice. This step is essential for removing excess starch from the rice; rinsing removes the thin layer of starch from the surface of each grain and helps keep the rice from sticking together, also making the cooked rice come out with perfectly separate grains and not gluey.

Secondly, soak rice for at least 10–15 minutes prior to cooking. Soaking rice speeds up the cooking by kick-starting the absorption of water before the rice even enters the pot.

Thirdly, off-heat continuous cooking is crucial. After turning off the gas, fluff the rice with a fork then cover it with a lid for at least 20 minutes without disturbing it. This part is to let the remaining steam keep cooking the rice.

Last but not least, only 1 pot and 4 ingredients are required for this versatile side dish. Let’s get started!

Ingredients for Coconut Rice

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  • Rice– best made with jasmine( my favorite brand is Golden Phoenix Pure Jasmine Rice, the best jasmine I’ve tried by far)or long grain rice, medium and short grain rice are too sticky for this dish.
  • Water
  • salt

How to make

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  1. Wash the rice – wash and drain at least twice to remove excess starch from the rice.
  2. Drain rice then soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Then drain the water.
  4. Add rice to the pot, followed by coconut milk, salt and water.
  5. Bring it to a boil on high heat, then immediately turn the heat down to low on a simmer for 10 minutes without a lid, until the entire surface of the liquid is rippling, then place lid on and immediately turn off the heat.
  6. After turn off the gas, fluff the rice with a fork then covered it with a lid for at least 20 minutes without disturbing it. After 20 minutes, ready to serve!
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Is this your new favorite rice recipe now?

I know you will love this coconut rice! It’s fluffy and delicious!

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If you do try this recipe, let me know! –Tell me how it was and give it a 5-star rating below the comment section! Share your recipes by tagging @joyful_dumplings_vegan_recipes. I love seeing your creations!

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Easy Coconut Rice

This EASY COCONUT RICE is fluffy, gorgeously fragrant. The best part is that it’s super easy to make at home.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 335kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Jasmine rice (Note1)
  • 400 ml Coconut milk
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Wash the rice – wash and drain at least twice to remove excess starch from the rice.
  • Drain rice then soak in water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Then drain the water.
  • Add rice to the pot, followed by coconut milk, salt and water.
  • Bring it to a boil on high heat, then immediately turn the heat down to low on a simmer for 10 minutes without a lid, until the entire surface of the liquid is rippling, then place lid on and immediately turn off the heat.
  • After turn off the gas, fluff the rice with a fork then covered it with a lid for at least 20 minutes without disturbing it. After 20 minutes, ready to serve!

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Notes

Note1: best made with jasmine or long grain rice, medium and short grain rice are too sticky for this dish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 4mg

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They really picked a good spot for kiss kiss xx

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