Toasted-Coconut Rice

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

The toasted coconut adds a nice nutty flavor to this rice dish.


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 2 cups water

  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook coconut, stirring, until golden brown, about 6 minutes.

  2. Set aside 2 tablespoons coconut. Stir rice into pan with remaining coconut. Add water and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, covered, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 20 minutes.

  3. Garnish with reserved coconut and the scallions.

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