Coconut Rice


While I sit here and watch the snow gently fall on top of all the other snow from all those other snow storms, I'm day dreaming of the sound of bongo drums, the smell of sunscreen and the taste of coconut.  "You put the lime in the co-co-nut and shake it all up."  I can't stop.  In fact, I'm going to make coconut cookies later on today, and the other night, I made this delicious sweet and savory Coconut Rice.  Go ahead and fill your house with this tropical flavor as well, because guess what?  This is the last snow storm of the season.  It's true.  Al Roker told Carson and Carson told me.

Coconut Rice
(Serves 4)

1 cup jasmine rice
2 cups coconut milk
1 T butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup frozen peas
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot, bring rice, butter and coconut milk to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.  In the meantime, toast coconut in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often to prevent burning.  Once rice is cooked, toss with coconut and peas.  Cover until peas have warmed, then serve!

There is no reason for this photo.    


Nicole Wheelock said...

Thank you for posting this, Siri. After having the luxury of being in Mexico twice this winter, this post really struck a chord with me. I am also longing for the smell of sunscreen and tropical drinks & food once again; however my song is, “If you like Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain...”, I just can't stop singing it. So I guess it's time to do something about it. I’m picking up the ingredients after work to make this rice; it sounds so delightful. I’m also going to make Pina Coladas. I can do that on a Thursday, right?! Food, Drinks & Mariachi music will be happening tonight for my coconut based feast!

Side Note: I had a good chuckle at the picture posted for no reason. Although we do not have even close to the amount of snow as you do on the East coast, it's still cold as hell here in MN. But within 24 hours, Ken Barlow says it will get better, it will warm up, and I choose to believe him too.

Pam M said...

This looks so simple! I'll probably give it a go tonight. It will warm my husband up when he comes in from snowblowing everything in sight. Did Al happen to mention anything about more snow on Cape Cod? Because I think we're actually full up.

Anonymous said...

Hi Siri,

Is this sweetened coconut flakes?


Naomi Teeter said...

I'm so going to make this except I think I'll replace the peas with pineapple tidbits. Cuz that's how I roll.

Siri said...

Honestly Becky - I can never find unsweetened coconut! So I usually use sweetened :)

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