Toasted Coconut Rice
An easy and delicious side dish, Toasted Coconut Rice starts with toasting jasmine rice in coconut oil, then finished with delicious toasted coconut. The best rice dish for so many meals.
I recently started cooking more with coconut oil. Not only does it add delicious flavor to ingredients like rice and quinoa (my favorite breakfast is coconut quinoa with fresh fruit) I learned of the healthy benefits. It helps so many things from skin, to hair and even digestion with a bonus of helping weight loss. I’ve been missing out.
The coconut rice was part of a recent meal of grilled miso shrimp and edamame snap pea salad with sesame ginger dressing. This is a perfect warm weather meal that is light, easy and very flavorful.
To enhance the coconut flavor of the rice, I use coconut oil to toast the rice, then garnished toasted shredded coconut. Toasting the rice before cooking is something I always do so the rice takes on a yummy nuttiness. To finish the rice, I add unsweetened toast coconut just to drive home the flavor and black sesame seeds for a pretty presentation.
How to make jasmine rice in the rice cooker
You can toasted the rice in the coconut oil, then transfer to the rice cooker. Add the rice, water, coconut milk and salt to the rice cooker, cook according to the manufacturer instructions.
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7 Comments on “Toasted Coconut Rice”
I’ve made this a few times now and always turns out really well. It’s a keeper.
Thank you so much, it’s one of my favorite rice dishes.
I made this is my rice cooker and was so good. the toasted coconut is everything 🙂
I’m very happy to hear this, thank you Rebecca.
I adore coconut rice! But I’ve never tried it by toasting it in coconut oil first. I’m very intrigued and definitely trying this in lieu of my regular coconut rice! Brilliant recipe, Janette!
I’ve made coconut rice with coconut milk a few times, but never like this. This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to make this whole meal (including the shrimp!). Yum!
This rice looks amazing! Love the flavors! Perfect for summer!