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.
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!
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