Coconut Rice

"This recipe calls for coconut milk and here is a link to a coconut milk recipe by another zaar member. I've list 3 cups of coconut milk for 1 cup of rice but you should follow the instruction on your rice package. The cook time depends on what kind of rice you're using."
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  • 1. Add all ingredients together and bring rice to a boil uncovered under medium heat. Turn to medium low, cover and continue to cook untill rice is done. Discard bay leaf and serve.

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  1. This is really good. Went well with spicy tandoori chicken. I have made other coconut rice recipes, but never with brown sugar or bay leaf. Nice touch. I think I may toast the shredded coconut a bit next time before adding it to the rice, just for a little extra flavor. Made for Spring 2012 PAC game.
  2. Yum, loved it, although like other reviewers stated, a bit different, but none-the-less good to the last drop. This went perfectly with some curry chicken, and will make again, loved the bay leaf! Made for ZWT7 - I used fresh coconut milk, YUM-O
  3. I made this in my rice cooker instead of on the stove top. I really enjoyed the flavor, but I had to add water to avoid burning. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll make it again as apparently no one in my family is all the fond of coconut. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT7.
  4. This was different & I can see many future uses for it. This is the sweetest version of coconut rice I've tried. I look forward to trying it alongside a spicer main dish as I think the contrast in the spicy against this sweet rice would enhance both. I do like the addition of the bay leaf and think a wee bit of salt could be added. Made for ZWT7.
  5. One bite? No? That's like leaving me hanging on a high-five. Made for ZWT7.


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