Monday, July 4, 2016

Coconut Rice

Note:  I altered this recipe a bit.  George and I like a lot of rice and we always cook our own rice (not pre-cooked).  So we substituted pre-cooked rice by making our own.  *We cooked 1.5 cups of rice in 3 cups of water.  Then I added a little extra of all the ingredients below in the recipe as we had a little more rice than the recipe called for, and it turned out great.  I also had a time finding cream of coconut so we used coconut milk instead.

Zest and juice of 2 limes
2 (8.8 oz) pouches of pre-cooked basmati rice*  (or cook your own)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup cream of coconut  (Note:  We used coconut milk instead)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1.  Prepare rice according to package instructions, IF you are not using pre-cooked rice.

2.  Zest (grate) lime peel   (Note: I used about 2 teaspoons)

3. Squeeze limes for juice ( about 2 tablespoons)

4. Combine in medium bowl:  lime juice, zest, coconut, cream of coconut, and salt.

5.  Stir in rice until well blended.  Serve.

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