Steamed Coconut Rice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil*
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice*
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Heat oil in medium pot over medium heat. Add coconut and toast, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add rice and toss to coat with coconut. Stir in coconut milk, 1 cup water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, stir once, cover and cook simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.
Since the steam does all of the work in this recipe, resist the urge to stir the rice or uncover the pot more than is absolutely necessary in order for the rice to have just the right texture in the end. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available in the Whole Foods Market Family of Brands. Nutrition Per serving (about 4oz/117g-wt.): 380 calories (200 from fat), 22g total fat, 13g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 41g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 4g protein