I created this blog post so I wouldn't have to dig out the recipe I scribbled on an envelope. My kids call it "dessert rice" and indeed it's so pleasantly sweet you can eat it all by itself; but it has an aromatic flavor that goes well with curry or kebabs.
I have had this recipe ready to post for a month but I can't get a picture before our family eats it up. I adapted it from an epicurious.com recipe; adjusting the recipe to use the whole can of coconut milk (it annoys me when recipes use part of a can).
3 cups dry jasmine or basmati white rice (rinsed in cold water)
2.5 cups water
1 can coconut milk (full fat, unsweetened)
2 Tb sugar
pinch kosher salt
1. Soak rice in cold water and rinse/drain until the water is clear. This is a super important step; don't skip it or your rice will be clumpy.
2. Heat water and coconut milk until boiling. Add the rinsed and drained rice and stir in pinch of salt and 2 Tb sugar.
3. Set heat to low and cover pot with lid. Heat for 25-35 minutes without stirring until all liquid is absorbed. Fluff rice with fork and serve.
I love to serve this with Brazilian Coconut Shrimp.
Serves: 6 people
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25-35 minutes