Coconut rice will quickly become your new favorite way to enhance the flavor of your everyday white rice. With just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time, you're on your way to a new level of cooking your whole family will appreciate!
Optional: Toasted coconut, chopped parsley or cilantro, sugar, pepper to taste
Place the water, coconut milk and salt in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat. You can add 1-2 teaspoons of sugar if you'd like it sweeter here. Add the rice and then stir once. Bring to a boil.
Cover the pot with a lid and turn the heat to low. Let simmer for 17-20 minutes. Do not remove the lid while it's cooking.
Remove the lid and allow the water to evaporate for a few minutes. Just before serving, gently fluff the rice with a fork.
Salt and pepper, to taste. Top with coconut and herbs if desired. Store leftovers in a covered container for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Variations: You can use light coconut or full fat coconut milk. If you'd like extra coconut flavor, I recommend adding toasted coconut on top. Brown rice: If you prefer to use brown rice, only use 1 1/2 cups. You'll also want to add an additional 8 minutes to the cooking time. I like to stir and then keep the lid on an additional 5-10 minutes as well to make it soft.