Friday, June 6, 2008

Coconut Rice

Last night for enrichment we had a luau. I was supposed to bring this rice. Well, I burnt my rice, really bad. Once I got to enrichment, however, and tasted the other people's rice it was really yummy. So be sure you actually simmer on like low and try it out, may your success be better than mine.

Ashley Z's Thai Coconut Rice
1 Cup uncooked rice (basmati, jasmine or long grain)
1 14 oz can coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
1/4 cup coconut flakes
Cooking Directions:
-Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.
-Stir well to combine
-cook over medium-high hear, stirring until mixture comes to a low boil.
-Immediately reduce heat to low
-cover and cook for 18 minutes
-fluff with fork.
-cover and let sit for 5 minutes
-garnish rice with additional coconut

P.S. I didn't want to buy that turmeric spice because it was $5, and once I got there I realized that the spice made the rice really yellow, so I was kind of glad mine burned because it would have been fairly obvious that I skimped out on the turmeric; I am not sure if it added taste or just color. Anyway. Post a recipe because the blog is dying and it is so sad : (


Sarah said...

the blog is not dying... a dead recipe blog looks like this:

anyway... i'm glad you posted this... I wanted the recipe as soon as i tried it last night.

Julie said...

ooo ooo ooo! I want to join in on this- my email is
babyjules25 at yahoo dot com

Some of these recipies look fabulous! I will have to try them (and rate them too!).

Gretchen said...

We should invite Ashley Z herself to this blog! I'll send her and you an email!

Julie said...

Alright, thanks for the invite. Now I guess I have to cook something good for dinner...

azufelt said...

Hey! That's my rice! I'm sto glad that you liked it. It's seriously my FAVORITE! And yep, the turmeric not only adds crazy yellow color, but some serious taste too. I've tried making it without, and it's jsut weird rice with coconut in it... weird.

I don't have too many cooking recipes to contribute, but every now and then I apparently have a decent one... I'd love to join in on the cookin' madness!