The BEST Coconut Rice. This isn’t your average coconut rice. First, the rice is cooked in coconut milk then it’s loaded with shredded coconut, fresh cilantro, and chopped peanuts. So, So, So Delicious!!!
I love this rice dish so much I could make an entire meal of it. Coconut rice has always been a favorite of mine. Every time I find it on the menu of a restaurant, I have to order it.
This recipe started out as a simple, standard coconut rice, then I started adding and tweaking and now, finally, I have a super yummy coconut rice that I love beyond belief. Every time I make this I swear the whole fam ooooh’s and aaahhh’s and then totally devours the whole batch.
I use regular coconut milk, as opposed to low fat, but you can obviously use whichever you prefer. I like the added richness the full-fat version brings to the dish. I also use sweetened coconut, the same kind I bake with. I toasted it on a cookie sheet in the oven until it gets a nice and golden brown and a little crispy.
Coconut Rice Loaded with Goodies!
- 1-14 Ounce Coconut Milk Canned
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Roasted Peanuts Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves Roughly Chopped
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut Roasted
- In a medium pan bring the coconut milk and water to a boil.
- Add the rice, salt and sugar, reduce the heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in peanuts, cilantro, and coconut and serve immediately.
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