Since I had a lot of Thai basil from the Farmer's Market, I thought I would make Pad Thai. I looked up a recipe and made a grocery list and that's when I discovered there are little to no ingrdients at my grocery store to make Pad Thai. But I did find a package mix that said Pad Thai and I bought it. And it sucked. Big Time. Oh well, lesson learned - only have Thai food at a Thai resturaunt.
The good thing to come out of it though, was I made a killer dessert; sweet coconut Jasmine Rice. Coconut milk came up more than once in a recipe search of "Thai basil". I think it is all the curry you can make with coconut milk and Thai basil. But I wanted somthing sweet.
~Combine one cup of water and one cup of coconut milk with one cup of Jasmine rice and place in a pot over high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low.
~Shimmer for 20 minutes. Do not lift the lid during the cooking process.
~Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.
~To serve, combine one cup of the cooked rice with the remaining coconut milk (about 2/3 a cup). Mix in the mint and basil and top with the sugar.
recipe by: The Good Wife