Tampa Coconut Cilantro Rice

Tampa Coconut Cilantro Rice This is a Kerala (Southern India) rendition of coconut rice. It’s a tad sweeter than regular rice which cuts through much of the spice found in an accompaniment of a spicy curry such as chicken curry.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 5 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 5 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 cups cooked rice

  • Bring 1 cup coconut water to a boil in a saucepan. Add basmati rice and salt, cover, and reduce heat to simmer. Stir occasionally, adding more coconut water as needed, until rice is soft but not mushy, about 15 minutes.

  • Remove rice from heat, stir in cilantro and butter, and cover again. Let stand until coconut water is absorbed and flavors have blended, about 5 minutes more.

Per Serving: 205 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 41.3g; fat 2.7g; cholesterol 5.1mg; sodium 708.1mg.