This amazing Coconut Rice recipe is so simple to make and it’s so versatile, too. It’s the perfect side dish for any Asian or tropical main dish. This Coconut Milk Rice is savory and slightly sweet and so addicting!
In a medium saucepan whisk together the coconut milk and water. Add in the butter, sugar, and salt and turn the heat to high.
Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the rice, cover, and reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for 18-20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked and no longer firm. Remove the rice from the heat (with the lid on) and steam for 10 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork and serve with toasted coconut as a garnish (optional).