Coconut Jasmine Rice with Cilantro
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can lite coconut milk
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Butter, to taste, optional
  1. Combine rice, water, and coconut milk in a medium saucepan, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the water is just barely absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for a few minutes before fluffing with a fork, adding cilantro, and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer, add a little butter at the end for some deeper richness.
I didn't add any flaked coconut to this dish but that would also be a nice addition. Toast it first in a dry skillet to bring out the flavor and add a bit of color variation to the rice.
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