Coconut Jasmine Rice
Ok, I know a lot of people are not big coconut fans, but you really have to try this. I don’t love coconut but I’ll tolerate a Samoa Girl Scout cookie and I love Thai curries with coconut milk in them. Well, this is right out of Thailand (I guess it would be, I’ve never been there).
Anyway, I saw this on the side of one of the bags of jasmine rice (a staple in my house, LOVE IT!). Just prepare 2 cups of jasmine rice according to the directions on the package. While the rice is cooking, heat 1 can of coconut milk and about 2/3 cup of sugar until the sugar is melted.
When the rice is done, put in a bowl, pour in the milk, cover the dish and let steam and absorb for about 15 minutes.
Serve as a starchy side to a spicy Asian inspired dish. It is shown here with Spicy Grilled Shrimp and Sautéed Rainbow Swiss Chard and a little homemade avocado and tomato salad. This was an awesome and really very simple meal!