This is a quick, easy, delicious side dish for Indian and Thai cuisine. I served it with Curried Chicken Tenderloins and it was the perfect palate compliment for that spicy little dish.
My rice of choice is jasmine, which can be found in most grocery stores right next to basic old white rice. Jasmine, however, is far from basic. It is an aromatic rice, similar to basmati, but sweeter…at least I think it’s sweeter. Smelling it cook is one of life’s simple pleasures.
The simplicity of this coconut rice is understated, but it does its job perfectly. Serving as a side dish, coconut rice sits quietly in the background offering a welcome change of pace from the storm of flavors from curries or similar spicy foods..
Very easy to prepare, it gives the cook a much needed break from the more technical food with which the rice will be presented.