With fluffy aromatic Jasmine Rice, toasted coconut and sesame notes, you wouldn’t believe that our Savory Coconut Fried Rice takes just 5 minutes to prepare – packed with both protein and flavor, this savory dish will leave you plenty satisfied!
Heat a medium wok or skillet over medium high heat. Add coconut and salt and toast, stirring constantly, until golden brown and fragrant.
In a medium bowl combine coconut and rice, breaking up any clumps. Add sesame seeds and pepper. Stir in eggs and 3 tablespoons cilantro. Mix well.
Add oil to wok and heat over medium high heat. Add rice mixture and stir fry until rice is hot and eggs are set, about 2 minutes.
Serve garnished with remaining cilantro.
For a flavor boost, drizzle with sesame oil.
Top with fresh blueberries.
– Savory: There are plenty of ways to enhance the savory flavors of this dish. Double down on the sesame flavor by swapping the olive oil for sesame oil. In turn, you could enhance the coconut flavor by opting for coconut oil or by sprinkling on additional coconut flakes. For some extra crunch, you could toast extra flakes and put aside until it’s time to garnish.
– Sweet: Craving that irresistible sweet and savory combination? Serve Arroz con Coco with Fried Plantains – it’s such a popular dish for a reason, after all! Top with fresh blueberries or strawberries for a splash of fruity flavor. If you don’t have any fresh fruit handy, head to the pantry. Dried fruit not only gives bursts of sweetness, but also adds a pleasing chewy texture: raisins or currants make delicious mix-ins.
– Tangy: For extra refreshing rice, add some citrus! In fact, lime pairs particularly well with cilantro and sesame. For more intense flavor, add a couple drops of lemon or lime juice, or for more subtle notes, sprinkle on some zest. Get a splash of color by garnishing your Easy Coconut Rice with a lime wheel. If you want something to munch on, toss in wedges of your favorite variety of orange.
– Spicy: Why not give your dish a kick? Sprinkle on some cayenne or peppers with your desired heat level. Toss in some scotch bonnet – peppers that are comparable to habaneros – as they customarily do in Caribbean cuisine.