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Coconut Rice

Once the can of coconut milk is opened, transfer the coconut milk to an airtight container; refrigerate up to a week. Or freeze leftovers in an ice-cube tray until solid, pop cubes into a resealable bag, and freeze up to six months. To use, heat on low until liquefied.

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  • Servings: 6
Coconut Rice

Source: Everyday Food, June 2004


  • 1 slice bacon, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno chile, minced (ribs and seeds removed for less heat, if desired)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 2 scallions, minced


  1. In a medium saucepan, brown bacon over medium-low heat, stirring often, about 8 minutes. Pour
    off fat. Add garlic, jalapeno, thyme, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Add coconut milk and 1 1/4 cups water; bring to a boil. Stir in beans and rice. Cover; reduce heat, and
    simmer until rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat; stir in scallions. Let sit, covered, until water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

Reviews (2)

  • annadanielle 15 Jan, 2011

    Very good! Next time I will add 2 jalapeno as it wasn't very spicy with just one. I would also wait to add the kidney beans as I used canned and they weren't as firm as I would have liked by the time the rice was done. Definitely a delicious dish!

  • krisx2 30 Sep, 2008

    This was good! I didn't want the bacon or jalapeno so I started with a little olive oil instead of bacon grease, and I added a little broccoli instead of the jalapeno.

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