Friday, August 8, 2008

Sweet Coconut Jasmine Rice

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.

1 cup Jasmine rice
1 can of coconut milk
10-12 Thai basil leaves, chopped
5-6 mint leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons sugar

~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


Anonymous said...

I've always wanted to make pad thai but am too afraid. This jasmine rice sounds delicious and much more manageable, though!

The Good Wife said...

Yeah. I figured that it is pretty had to mess up rice and I was correct.

Anonymous said...

YUM! This looks fantastic! And I have all the ingredients. TOTALLY making this!