Coconut Rice Is Delicious!
One of the best side dish recipes you have ever cooked!
➡️ The coconut rice certainly sounds very exotic to many of you. But for a large part of the world’s population, cooking coconut rice is an everyday fact because it is one of the most popular side dishes or even main dishes.
➡️ You probably know that coconut grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the planet and rice is a staple food in countries with warm climates, so combining the two ingredients is a logical and economic consequence because both are available at low prices.
➡️ The result is a very tasty, nutritious, and healthy dish (see details below.) In addition, cooking coconut rice is very versatile because you can add many other ingredients to the base dish including vegetables, fish, seafood, chicken, and a lot of herbs and spices. Therefore, you can easily personalize the food according to your preferences.
➡️ As I wrote in the beginning, cooking coconut rice is popular in all warm countries and therefore you will find various versions, some of which have become very popular all over the planet, especially the Thai and Jamaican ones.
➡️ Personally, I usually cook coconut rice as a side dish when I want to make more exotic food such as Asian hot shrimp or chicken stew with exotic flavors. In fact, the dish fits perfectly with any grilled meat, roasted in the oven, or fried in the pan, but especially with chicken, so maybe you should look for a coconut rice recipe and prepare it for the next grill party.
➡️ Making coconut rice is simple, but it requires care to get the right texture. The rice should be soft, but not mushy. It should be able to hold its shape when cooked, but still, have the grains separate easily when poked with a fork. The best way to make sure that your rice is cooked to perfection is to not rush and allocate enough time both for boiling rice and for combining flavors.
➡️ Coconut rice is a perfect dish for summertime and all year round!
Below is a culinary article that I found interesting about cooking coconut rice.
“Coconut milk is one of my favorite ingredients. I love how it adds creaminess and keeps food dairy-free. This easy coconut ginger rice recipe is easy, creamy and has aromatic Asian flavors.
Serve this ginger coconut recipe recipe with chicken , seafood , pork or beef . I served it with sticky orange baked chicken. Yum!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger, 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup jasmine rice, rinsed and drained, 3/4 cup coconut milk (shake the can before opening), 3/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar (optional), 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
Here’s how to make it: Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the ginger and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 30 seconds. Add the rice and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Pour in the coconut milk and water. Add the sugar, lime zest and salt, to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Let the rice stand about 5 minutes before fluffy with a fork. […]
➡️ Enjoy cooking coconut rice from scratch!
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📖 Cooking article by The Passionate Gourmet.