Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice

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  • A staple of many Asian dishes: Jasmine Rice. Good rice will soak up the the flavors of the dish, but show stopping rice will accent and accentuate. Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice- an easy rice recipe plus 5 tips on how to make the best rice! This makes a great rice for curry, Chinese, Thai and Japanese recipes.  I’ll admit, sometimes I get lazy and forget the coconut, but on a recent trip to Turks and Caicos, I was reminded just how much I love coconut rice. By itself, or with a very special dish, like Pineapple and Pork Curry or Thai Chicken, Coconut Rice is pretty special. Add fresh, hand-torn cilantro for even more flavor! 

    Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice- an easy rice recipe plus 5 tips on how to make the best rice! This makes a great rice for curry, Chinese, Thai and Japanese recipes.

    Before you start cooking, make sure you check out my 5 tips for perfect rice each and every time! 

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    Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice - The only way to eat rice! Flavored with coconut milk, fresh cilantro or Thai basil and citrus zest!
    Coconut Rice
    Prep Time
    2 mins
    Cook Time
    45 mins
    Total Time
    47 mins
     
    Cilantro-Lime Coconut Rice - The only way to eat rice! Flavored with coconut milk, fresh cilantro or Thai basil and citrus zest!
    Servings: 4 cups
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups jasmine rice
    • 1 cup coconut milk
    • 2 cups water
    • 1 tablespoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or Thai basil finely minced
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon Juice
    Instructions
    1. Rinse rice well in colander, until water runs clean.
    2. Combine rice through fine sea salt in a medium sauce pan and bring to a low boil.
    3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, without disturbing, for 30-40 minutes, or until liquid has been fully absorbed.
    4. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. Add fresh lime or lemon juice and cilantro or Thai basil.

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