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.


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

Directions:
~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

3 comments:

Brooke 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.

Katie said...

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