What a nice change of pace from the usual rice side dish! This was wonderful, Geema! Nice and creamy from the coconut milk (I used 'lite') and the tumeric gives it a nice color. Ginger and pepper flakes give it just a little extra flavor but not too much. I used brown rice instead of white, so did have to cook it a little longer. This would go so well with an Asian-inspired meal, and I'm off to find something... Thai maybe, to have with my leftovers. Thanks Geema, for the great recipe!
I loved it. Great simple flavors. I did add almonds, but I toasted them. And I didn't add the crystallized ginger, but would of. It just - it worth going to the store for just the garnish. If I had company I would of, and I know it would of been very good.
1 change and 1 suggestion.
- I did add a bit of cilantro for a little color and a bright flavor with the rich coconut milk. Just 1 1/2 teaspoons. I enjoyed the bright flavor.
- I would of added maybe just a scallion diced, but didn't have any. Just a bit of fresh bright green color to me is all I needed.
Second, I followed cooking directions for the rice that was on my package. I used basmati. I checked my long grain, basmati and jasmine and they all had different times, so I think maybe that is why people said it took longer to cook. My package direction said 25 and that is just about how long it took.
I think it is just common sense to check. Not all stoves or pots cook the same. As is no rice directions are the same. I just cooked until tender. Cooking times to me are a guideline and should be used that way.
Also, follow the ingredients as is. A recipe like this really benefits from fresh ginger and the red pepper flakes. That is what sets this aside from other rice dishes.
Very nice dish. I served it with a Thai chicken and loved it. Have just a bit leftover for lunch tomorrow. I sliced up the little bit of leftover chicken for a perfect light lunch.
Thx for a nice recipe
I did this in a rice cooker and experienced a few problems. I would probably be best advised to follow the recipe. However, I corrected the problems and found the extra work to be well worth while. Coconut milk and rice are just a natural match. Great side dish. Thanks Geema.
This recipe works really well in the rice cooker. You'll need to stir it a couple of times during the cooking process.
we loved the sweet/hot flavor that the ginger added. this was almost dessert, creamy and delicious
Just used this recipe after having wonderful coconut rice at a local thai restaurant a few days ago.this recipe made coconut mush when used into the entire can (organic-13.5 oz )including the coconut cream in the can..I tried to correct it by adding a bit more water & bumped up the flavor with a few extras..slightly sautéed minced garlic in 1 t peanut oil..a pinch of saffron then added 1t shredded coconut after it was done but since most other recipes require more water I would watch the amount of coconut cream you add from the can it will come out too thick & pudding like.no at all pro style.
Very good. I used it as a side for scallops
Perfect complement to a sweet kabob. Almonds brought depth. I added a 1/3 cup of fresh chopped cilantro and served. I might adjust the crushed peppers down to 1/8th if serving to guests. Otherwise perfect for my wife and I. I put the kabobs on the grill, started cooking the rice and they were done at the same time. Very good and simple.
Very creamy tasty coconut rice. By far the most flavorful coconut rice I've ever made
I had trouble with the method so I didn't want to leave a star rating. I used basmatic rice and ended up with a creamy mush which tasted great but was not what I was looking for. I think my rice was to blame as it was a brand I hadn't used before but I also didn't like the final colour of the rice with the turmeric and ginger, it was a bit yellowy and looked like a pilaf rather than the very white fluffy Thai rice that I am used to in restaurants. I think it would be a great recipe to have when you are in a hurry and want to make something a little different.