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Thai Coconut Rice

Thai Coconut Rice

Jasmine rice prepared with sweet coconut cream, this recipe was featured in the Thai Food 101 feature, Bon Appétit magazine. Not only does the rice taste delicious, but making it this way gives it a nice consistency, with crunchy bits of caramelized coconut cream mixed in.

This rice adds a sweetened counterpart to spicy stews, but it can be enjoyed with any dish.


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Method for Thai Coconut Rice

Rinse rice in a large bowl with cool water until water runs clear. Drain rice.

Combine rice, coconut cream, sugar, salt, and 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to just a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar, then cover and reduce heat to low. Don't remove cover as it cooks. Cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 40-45 minutes.

The coconut cream will caramelize during cooking, leaving sweet brown flecks in the rice (see photo below).

Fluff rice with a fork, cover and let sit for 20 minutes

Coconut rice

Coconut rice


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  • Tim

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Greetings, Import Food! Will this recipe work in a rice cooker?

  • Sally Freshwater

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I also would like to know if this rice would work in a rice cooker and can it be used for sushi? Thank You

  • Scottoffroad

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    hello manage importfoot , i'm really like to eat thai now i'm searching for coconut rice. How to make it i want to see with viedeo if possible.

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Will this recipe work in a rice cooker and if so what are the variations?

  • Tipaul.

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I,ve always cooked my coconut rice in a rice cooker with good results. If it,s not quite right the first time simply adjust the proportions to suit.

  • Vivien

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Yes you can cook coconut rice in the rice cooker. Remember to fluff up the rice (I would wait about 10 minutes after the rice is done).

  • malathy tharmaraju

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    yeah looks awesome recepie,wanna try this days thank you

  • Richard Savage

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Can you make this in a rice cooker AND use either brown or red rice instead of the white?


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