Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice created by PaulaG

An easy and memorable side dish for chicken, arepas and grilled fish.You can get unsweetened coconut at Indian or specialty grocers.

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30mins
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directions

  • Combine all ingredients, except coconut, bring to boil, cover, and simmer low, stirring occasionally until rice is almost done (about 10 mins).
  • Remove from heat and remove pan cover, stir rice.
  • Fold a kitchen towel in half and place over pan, then place the pan cover over the towel.
  • Let "rest" for 15 minutes.
  • To serve, fluff rice with a fork and pour into a serving bowl, garnish with toasted coconut.
  • *Put the coconut in a dry frying pan and over medium heat, stir constantly until the coconut is browned, but be watchful, the coconut browns quickly, then burns fast.
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"An easy and memorable side dish for chicken, arepas and grilled fish.You can get unsweetened coconut at Indian or specialty grocers. "
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  1. Chefwendel
    The flavor was good but I may have overcooked it a bit as I found the rice a bit dry but then that may just be the way basmati rice is. Thanks for the recipe I'll try it again.
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  2. Kellie in SLO
    Like PaulaG I made this to go with your Apricot/Lemon Chicken. This made for a great side dish, and the trick with the kitchen towel was new to me. I checked the rice at 10 minutes and it was still pretty undercooked, it took another 8 minutes to get it to the almost done stage.
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  3. PaulaG
    Coconut Rice Created by PaulaG
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  4. PaulaG
    This dish complimented your Apricot/Lemon Chicken recipe #143365. I think the rice needs to be served with a dish that has a nice flavorful sauce to spoon over. I did use brown basmati rice which increased the cooking time. The technique with allowing the rice to rest results in a nice fluffy rice dish.
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  5. Kathy228
    An easy and memorable side dish for chicken, arepas and grilled fish.You can get unsweetened coconut at Indian or specialty grocers.
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