Once you try this easy coconut rice recipe you’ll never make plain rice again. This basmati coconut rice is the perfect pair to curries and stir fry!
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk*
- 1 tsp maple syrup**
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup white basmati rice, rinsed and drained
- In a medium sized saucepan, combine the water, coconut milk, maple syrup and salt. Heat the mixture over medium-high heat until boiling. Add the rice, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 11 minutes. Place the lid on the rice after 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow it to sit for a few minutes before removing the lid and fluffing the rice with a fork. Serve immediately.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days.
*You can use light coconut milk, but the rice won’t be as creamy
**Feel free to substitute with 1 tsp brown sugar
***This recipe can easily be doubled, or tripled! Use the recipe card 🙂
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