Coconut rice is a dish prepared by cooking white rice in coconut milk or coconut flakes.
As both the coconut and the rice-plant are indigenous in places all-around the world, coconut rice too is found in many cultures throughout the world (spanning across the equator from the caribbean to southeast-Asia).
Colombia, Venezuela, Panama and Puerto Rico
Off the Caribbean coast of Colombia and Venezuela, Panama and Puerto Rico Arroz con coco is a typical side dish for fish. It is made from white rice cooked in a base of coconut milk and combined with shredded coconut meat, water, salt, raisins (optional), and sugar.
In Thailand coconut rice can be made using Jasmine rice, coconut milk, sugar, salt, and water, and is usually served with a tangy papaya salad to balance the sweetness of the coconut milk and sugar.
In India, coconut rice is famous in the southern regions. It is made with coconut flakes (or grated or desiccated/dry coconut). One way to make this dish is to make the rice separately (preferably using a rice variety which is light and fluffy when cooked) and then mixing it with the coconut mixture .
In Indonesia, plain coconut rice is made from white rice, coconut milk, ginger, fenugreek seed, and pandan leaves. This is similar to Nasi Lemak.
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