This Coconut Rice is perfectly cooked, soft, and aromatic in flavor! It brings plain rice to a deliciously exotic new level! Just 5 ingredients to this yummy coconut rice.
1 1/2 cups uncooked white jasmine rice
1 (14 oz) can coconut milk, shaken up
1 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp table salt
kosher salt to taste
1 1/4 cups water
(Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, green onions, or macadamia nuts)
In a heavy pot, combine coconut milk, sugar, 1/2 tsp table salt, and water. Stir on low heat just until sugar dissolves. Add rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Immediately cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer 25 minutes.
Turn off heat. Keep covered (no peeking!) and let sit 15 minutes.
Gently fluff the rice. If there is a bit of coconut foam on top, simply fluff it into the rice. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt to taste, and fluff again. Serve warm.