Creamy Coconut Rice

I love coconut anything.

So last night I decided to make some Creamy Coconut Rice for the very first time.

This is a quick fix recipe and my son, Brennan gave it the BIG thumbs up.

I typically use brown rice in my recipes.  I buy the Trader Joe’s frozen pre-cooked rice and use when in a rush to get a meal on the table.  {hmmm…seems like I am often in a rush…. 🙁 }

To add a bit of variety I chose to cook up some Jasmine rice.

I added a 1 cup of rice to 1 1/2 cups water and 1 cup of lite coconut milk.

You can freeze any extra coconut milk in an ice cube tray and perhaps whip up some coconut milk ice cream!  Here’s a post on coconut milk ice cream.  It’s really yummy and low in #FODMAPs.

Here’s is the ‘creamy’ mixture simmering away…

I topped the cooked rice with just a little unsweetened coconut shreds.

Simple, creamy rice with a very slight hint of coconut.  This fits my criteria for comfort food.

Since I didn’t eat all of my caramelized butternut squash….I tossed some of the squash with the rice. I added some chopped cilantro because Russ and I like cilantro with just about everything! 🙂

Nice combo! This is a great way to add some butternut squash to your diet if you are following the low FODMAP diet which only allows a 1/2 cup serving of butternut squash per meal.  

Creamy Coconut Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup canned lite coconut milk (FODMAP followers be sure to check ingredients)
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1-2 TB unsweetened shredded coconut if desired for garnish and hint of flavor.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Bring water and coconut milk to boil in small-medium size saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add rice, stir and reduce heat to low and cover saucepan.
  3. Let simmer for about 15 minutes--stirring occasionally.
  4. Top with a dusting of unsweetened shredded coconut if desired.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
http://blog.katescarlata.com/2012/09/18/creamy-coconut-rice/

Enjoy the rest of the week ahead!  We are gearing up for some rain… Boo! 🙁

 

7 replies on “Creamy Coconut Rice

  • Lucy

    Could this be adapted to make a sweeter version for dessert? I’m about to start the fodmap diet but already know I am very sensitive to lactose, unfortunately I have quite a sweet tooth and my biggest hurdle right now when planning foods etc for the fodmap is trying to find something that would satisfy my sweet craving but still meet the low fodmap requirements. This seems like it could work but im not so hot at adapting recipies (will be in 8 weeks time mind you!) 🙂

    • katescarlata

      Sure I bet you could make some rice pudding concoction with coconut milk and rice–here is a recipe from eating well that looks good that you could sub in the coconut milk for the milk in the recipe. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/dairy_free_banana_rice_pudding.html
      The big issue with the low FODMAP diet and sweets is keeping the portion reasonable because although sugar (table sugar) is considered a low FODMAP food–too much sugar is too much fructose–otherwise known as a fructose load. Too much sugar at once can trigger symptoms in some.

  • Foksola

    I wonder if jasmin rice is FODmaps friendly? I have been told this is a better choice when you don’ t tolerate sugar in any form.

  • Heather

    Is there any FODMAP limit to the amount of coconut milk (or light compared to regular)? I haven’t seen it on any listings.
    Thanks!

    • katescarlata

      Heather, Monash has a 1/2 cup limit on their app. Also as fat can impact the way the intestine moves–it’s recommended to try the light coconut milk. I like Trader Joe’s canned light coconut milk without any added gums or additives.

      • Heather

        Thanks! I just decided to download the app. Much more helpful than the booklet (I ordered it in the fall before the Android app was available).

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