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Feb 17, 2009 10:15 AM

Coconut Rice

Can I make coconut rice with brown rice instead of white rice? I'm thinking of making it tonight with chicken, instead of my usual mashed potatoes.

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  1. I'd prefer to use a jasmine white rice, but sure, brown rice should work fine.

    1. Agreed. Jasmine is my first choice in rice but I don't see why brown would be a problem. The firm nutty brown rice would lend it self well to the flavors of coconut.

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      1. re: scubadoo97

        Long or short grain brown rice? I have both

        1. re: cheesecake17

          Either will work - altho I'd lean to the long grain which is more typical.

        2. re: scubadoo97

          Anyone else concerned that the prolonged cooking time for brown rice might make the coconut milk break down and get greasy? Have never tried this, but I have had coconut milk break down in curries if I boil the hell out of them.

          1. re: zamorski

            I've done it (and didn't consider the possibility). I think it's fine since it just comes to a boil and then simmers at a low temp on the stove. In a rice cooker, there should be no issue.

            1. re: alwayscooking

              Makes sense--glad to know this is a theoretical concern only.

        3. I made coconut brown rice for my sister using the same recipe that called for jasmine. It needed to cook longer and I added more coconut milk to make up the difference in cooking times, but it came out delicious and chewy. We used the leftovers the next morning with some honey and fresh blueberries.

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          1. re: janecooks

            the leftovers idea sounds great! im definitely going to make some extra.. thanks!