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This is a terrific recipe. I used chicken broth instead of water and omitted the chicken cubes. I also omitted the coconut because we do not care for it in our rice. This recipe is excellent, nothing left to save for the next day!
Made this for lunch today, threw everything in my microwave rice cooker. Yumm! Simple, easy and subtle taste. Will be making this again.
i cooked my rice beforehand and added the rest of the ingredients afterwards minus the coconut - I used a combo of basmati and jasmine rice - excellent dish
This rice was a big hit at dinner. DH says it must go in rotation.:). I used Thai basil, but no coconut. (I didn't have any unsweetened). I also didn't have shallots or green onions - so I used a vidalia onion, IBecause we primarily use brown rice, i precooked it in chicken broth and added it to the other ingredients. Yummy!
This was just what I was looking for I also used chicken broth (better than bullion) & it was great. The only rice I had was something I picked up at the Asian Market called 'sweet rice'. It came out risotto like & even with a different type rice this was still delish!
I use this recipe often in the summer. Last year I had a bumper crop of basil and was looking for new ways to use it. It is a big hit with my family. Sometimes I omit the coconut and pepper flakes depending on what I am serving with the rice and I always use Basmati rice. Great recipe!
This recipe is amazing! I used two cups of parboiled rice and cooked 16 minutes. Can't wait to make again!
this was good but didn't taste very thai, even though i used thai basil. maybe it was the seasons in my bouillon? the rice was still really good even my son who only likes plain rice (gasp...i know) ate two servings. next time i'll try using chicken broth instead.
I'd probably give this 3 1/2 stars, but felt like rounding up. This has great potential, but I had no idea HOW much basil this was! I actually used 2 cups of rice (instant) and half the basil, but it was overwhelming! I did take one reviewer's suggestion and cook the rice first. I cooked the rice in the water/bouillon mix, fixed the rest of the ingredients, then added them all together. Next time, I may try the cooking method listed here. And I will definitely decrease the basil again. (maybe I'll also try some tumeric as another reviewer suggested) Great change from normal white rice!
Good! I am going to increase the basil next time. I think I am also going to cook my rice beforehand like karen in tbay suggested. I did not use coconut.