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Coconut Rice is a fluffy, sweet rice, that can easily be made in your rice cooker or on the stovetop. A delicious side dish for Asian inspired dishes.
We are a family of rice lovers. Mexican Rice, Chicken and Rice, you name it, we love it. We love it so much we’ve gone through a Rice Cooker (aff link) about every year. Something we hadn’t tried though, was Coconut Rice.
I came across a recipe and decide it was time. I tweaked it a bit and made it Rice Cooker friendly. It came out perfectly delicious and with a subtle sweetness from the coconut milk. I actually did toss a little handful of real shredded coconut in there too, but it’s not necessary. You can also add cilantro if you’re one to like the stuff, but I added parsley for some color and freshness.
There are two ways you can make this Coconut Rice recipe – in the rice cooker or on the stovetop. I’ve included both instructions in the recipe below, but we prefer the rice cooker because it senses when the rice is done, making it much easier – no babysitting required!
Place the ingredients in the rice cooker and hit “white rice.” The rice cooker will do it’s thing and you will end up with perfectly steamed, sweet and slightly sticky rice. Once the rice is done cooking, fluff it with a fork and stir in some fresh minced cilantro or parsley. I also added some shredded coconut, but that’s completely optional.
The coconut flavor is so subtle, it’s almost an aftertaste, but there is definitely a creamy feel to this coconut rice. When all 5 people in your family say they love it, you know you’ve got something good!