Ginger Coconut Rice

"Ginger Coconut Rice is a great alternative to plain white rice. It pairs very well with Spicy Shrimp Stir-Fry. This recipe comes from Out of the Frying Pan."
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  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking. Sauté ginger for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add rice and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add water, coconut milk, bay leaf, salt, Tabasco, and extract. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook covered, 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove pan from heat and sprinkle rice with scallions and cilantro. Let rice stand 5 minutes and fluff with a fork. Discard bay leaf and serve.

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  1. echo echo
    I could find no coconut extract so had to omit it, but the coconut flavor came through well, anyway (it probably helped that I served it with Recipe #280709 #280709, which also has coconut milk (I used low-fat coconut milk in both recipes). I eat a lot of rice and am always looking for new delicious ways to cook it--this definitely adds a new twist to my repertoire. Thanks, Doc's Mom.
  2. QueenBee49444
    I added just a touch of cilantro and 1 teaspoon of coconut extract. The flavors of the coconut and cilantro complimented each other for a delicious fluffy rice. Served with recipe #280709. Made for PAC, Spring 2008
  3. Outta Here
    Very good rice. Flavors are subtle. Went well with some curry we had. I didn't have cilantro, but will make sure to add it next time-also will add extract next time. Thanks for posting!
  4. Baby Kato
    I love coconut rice. This was tailor made for me Doc's Mom, all my favorite ingredients in one dish. Made exactly as written, the coconut extract was a nice touch, which I hadn't tried before, but will use again. This recipe made a lovely tasting rice with great depth. I served it with Red Thai Shrimp curry, what a perfect pairing. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make again and again.



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