Brown coconut rice

I know that many of you are waiting for this delicious recipe, Brown coconut rice is a typical dish from the coast of Colombia, also Panama and Venezuela. This dish reminds me some seasons in my childhood, there is nothing better than eat this rice with fresh fish at the beach under the caribbean sun. memorable good times :)

the authentic recipe is made with a coconut, but it takes long time to make it, Im gonna use coconut milk, available at asian stores, but try to get cream coconut milk, the result is better.

Brown coconut rice
For 4-6 people

1 1/2 cup coconut milk
2 cups rice
3 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons sugar

Ok, now we start adding a cup of coconut milk and stir with a spoon and set over high heat. Bring to a bubbling boil , keep your eyes on it!

Simmer coconut milk until the liquid has evaporated and the coconut solids separate from the oil. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until coconut solids are dark golden brown; this is my favorite part, because the coconut star to smell very sweet, this dark coconut is what in Colombia call it "titoté".

If you see that is dark enough, reduce the heat to low the and add the rice...

...Stir in the rice. Add the water and half cup of coconut milk, Stir in the water, and add salt and sugar.
Bring water to a boil in higher heat until the coconut-water has been absorbed by the rice. This step takes about 15 minutes.

When the rice absorbs a big part of water(as it looks on the picture), immediately reduce heat to low, and cover tightly with a lid for 15 more minutes.

and now the rice is done!

3 comentarios:

Paul dijo...

Is the taste the same or is it better to use the original ingredients?

kikayis dijo...

I think there is nothing better than use original ingredients,but to be honest, the taste is really good

Rafael Berber dijo...

Hoy vi tu programa en TVE e hicimos el arroz. Gracias por compartir la receta, la preparamos y quedó delicioso.