This recipe for Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice is an old-school Our Best Bites classic that is pretty much my go-to side dish with any summery, tropical meal.
It’s one of those recipes I just know by heart and always have the ingredients for in my pantry (if you love tropical rice, another delicious standby is our Lime-Cilantro Pineapple Rice!)
I originally posted this recipe over 10 years ago when my 12-year-old looked like this:
and my 14-year-old had little feet like this:
And my 7 year old wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye, as my dad would say.
So now that we all feel really old, let’s eat carbs!
Combine rice, water,
and vinegar, in a saucepan and bring to a boil Turn heat to low and cover for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Add green onions, black pepper (if desired), and additional salt if necessary.
This Sweet and Savory Coconut Rice pairs perfectly with anything summery or tropical!
1 can coconut milk
2 cups water
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Splash of white or rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
Handful of chopped green onions, plus chopped green onion tops for garnish
Black pepper to taste
Combine rice, coconut milk, water, salt, vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil Turn heat to low and cover for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Allow to stand 5 minutes. Add green onions, black pepper (if desired), and additional salt if necessary.
Serve with any Asian or tropical-inspired food.
Serve with any Asian or tropical-inspired food, like…
- Teriyaki Chicken or Beef
- Bacon-Wrapped Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
- Sweet and Savory Flank Steak
- Asian BBQ Chicken
- Chili-Lime Mango Chicken Skewers
- Spicy Honey Chicken
- Dr. Pepper Pork Tenderloin
- Or just check out our Asian, Latin, Tropical, and Grilled sections and see if anything grabs you (metaphorically, not literally…if something from our site literally grabs you, then please alert a medical professional.)