In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Easy and Delicious Coconut Rice Recipe.

In the original Coconut Rice recipe we employed the assistance of a rice cooker, so I thought I’d share a stove-top version with subtle differences from that original recipe. Adding the dried pineapple and raisins (any dried fruit), is simply a personal choice and it’s really up to you to go that route or not.

1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 scallions (chopped)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
3 sprigs thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
2 tablespoon raisins
2 tablespoon dried pineapple (chopped)
2 cups basmati rice
3 3/4 cups water
2 1/2 tablespoon coconut cream
3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Notes! Please follow along with the video below as much more about the recipe is discussed there. Should you be doing this recipe gluten free, go through the full list of ingredients to ensure they meet your specific gluten free requirements. Should you want the finished coconut rice spicy, you may add a bit of spicy pepper like Habanero, Scotch Bonnet etc.

Heat the coconut oil in a deep pot on a medium flame, then add the scallions, thyme and black pepper. Lower the heat and cook for 3 minutes.

Then add the garlic, raisins and chopped dried pineapple and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Should you want to add nuts (cashew or peanuts) it will certainly add a bit of texture and protein to the dish. Additionally, you may add any dried fruit (chopped) you like.

Turn the heat back up to medium and add the washed basmati rice (basically any rice you like using) and stir well.

Add the water and bring to a boil. This is when you’ll add the salt and coconut cream to the pot.

Should you want to replace the coconut cream with coconut milk, replace a cup of the water with coconut milk. The coconut cream will come in a block, but will dissolve as it boils.

At this point (once it comes to a boil), reduce to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 15-17 minutes (explained in the video).

Turn the stove off, leave the pot on the same burner and allow the residual heat to finish cooking it. Cover the pot and do not open for 7-10 minutes.

The final step is to taste for salt and adjust to your liking, then using a fork, fluff the rice.

Such a simple yet delicious rice dish… stay tuned, I’ve got a lovely Stewed Fish recipe which will pair perfectly with this Coconut Rice.

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