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5 Ingredient Coconut Rice

5 Ingredient Coconut Rice

This is a simple and fun twist on rice! It's the perfect compliment to any Asian-inspired dish or delicious alongside any grilled meat or fish, and kids love its mild sweetness.

Serves 6


2 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
2 cups long grain white rice
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups coconut milk, unsweetened
1/2 cup green onions (scallions), sliced


In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the rice and cook, stirring, until the rice becomes translucent, about 2 minutes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and stir in the coconut milk.

Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork, stir in the green onions, and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English, is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own  cookbook, Real Family Food, is now available for pre-order from Amazon and will be released in the Fall of 2012.

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