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Coconut Jasmine Rice

Coconut and kaffir lime are high on the list of favorite flavors in Sera Pelle's household. She has a kaffir lime tree on the balcony right off the kitchen and uses the leaves in everything, from vegetable stews to Thai-style soups.

Food & Wine MARCH 2012

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Total: 20 Minutes


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cups jasmine rice, rinsed
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves


In a large saucepan, combine the water, coconut milk and salt. Add the rinsed rice and lime leaves and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 12 minutes. Keeping the pan covered, turn off the heat and let the rice stand for 5 minutes. Uncover and fluff the rice. Discard the lime leaves and serve.


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