Blog Recipes/ Side Dishes

Coconut Rice

This post edited July 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. I re-make and re-shoot older recipes to better showcase how wonderful they are!

A unique and easy side dish, savory coconut rice pairs well with Thai food and tropical dishes. Learn how to make it on GoodieGodmother.com

I have a “thing” with Thai food. Actually, I kind of have a “thing” with a lot of different types of food! Thai has always been one of my favorites though because I adore the layering of flavors in well-prepared dishes, especially when you find a place that really knows how to add heat to make a dish very spicy without sacrificing flavor! Heaven!ย Coconut Rice - Goodie Godmother

I’ve been into making a lot of curries at home either using a jar of curry sauce or buying curry paste and building the rest of the dish from scratch. It’s a great way to get in so many of the fresh vegetables we have access to here in California. At first, I was serving them with just regular rice (ideally jasmine), which was fine, but then one day I decided to experiment with some coconut milk I had on hand to create “coconut rice”, which is now my preferred method of rice preparation for curries, although it’s also great on its own.ย Coconut Rice with Curry - Goodie Godmother

Coconut Rice

  • 1 14 ounce can coconut milk (I use light to save a few calories)
  • 1 1/4 cups rice, ideally jasmine but any long-grain is fine
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  1. Bring broth and coconut milk to a simmer over medium heat in a small saucepan.ย 
  2. Stir in rice and return to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Add salt to taste and serve warm.
The Godfather and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this week and we enjoyed coconut rice with a havarti, thyme and hazelnut stuffed chicken breast the Godfather created. I should get him to blog!

The Godfather and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary this week and we enjoyed coconut rice with a havarti, thyme and hazelnut stuffed chicken breast the Godfather created. I should get him to blog!

A unique and easy side dish, savory coconut rice pairs well with Thai food and tropical dishes. Learn how to make it on GoodieGodmother.com

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