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Coconut Rice

cheesecake17 Feb 17, 2009 10:15 AM

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.

  1. todao Feb 17, 2009 10:18 AM

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

    1. scubadoo97 Feb 17, 2009 11:07 AM

      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
        cheesecake17 Feb 17, 2009 11:41 AM

        Long or short grain brown rice? I have both

        1. re: cheesecake17
          alwayscooking Feb 17, 2009 11:58 AM

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

        2. re: scubadoo97
          zamorski Feb 17, 2009 12:04 PM

          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
            alwayscooking Feb 17, 2009 12:08 PM

            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
              zamorski Feb 17, 2009 12:15 PM

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

        3. j
          janecooks Feb 17, 2009 12:18 PM

          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
            cheesecake17 Feb 17, 2009 12:37 PM

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

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