Easy Five Minute Coconut Rice recipe is a delicious, simple, time-saving way to prepare a flavorful rice side dish. It will complement many different main course meals and is ready in only five minutes!
I love rice for many reasons. Rice is a great side dish and complements all kinds of entrees from Chinese food to Mexican food. With that being said, I have a confession to make. I really don’t like making rice. To me, it takes F-O-R-E-V-E-R. When I was a child, my mom always gave me “rice duty”. It was my job to make the Rice-a-Roni. That was how we did rice at my house. I don’t mind Rice-a-Roni, but when I was a teenager, there were many other things I would rather be doing with my time. I’m pretty sure my disdain for cooking rice stems from these experiences, but let’s get back on track.
Since my younger days, I have discovered instant rice. Instant rice has saved dinner many times at my house! I love when rice is flavorful which is why I love this Easy Five Minute Coconut Rice. The coconut, ginger, garlic and cilantro help this rice become the perfect side dish to so many different entrees. It is great when paired with Chinese-style chicken. The best part is, it only takes five minutes!
First, pour a can of coconut milk into a measuring cup and add enough water to equal two cups. Pour it in a medium sauce pan and whisk in the garlic, ginger and garlic salt. Place it on the stove over medium-high heat until it comes to a boil. Add the rice and stir it in. Remove the pan from the heat and cover. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the cilantro and coconut flakes. Serve it with your favorite entree. Enjoy your Easy Five Minute Coconut Rice!