Don't settle for plain white rice when you can serve Coconut-Ginger Rice. This side dish is full of flavor thanks to fragrant jasmine rice, fresh ginger, coconut milk, and cilantro.
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf
1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
1/4 cup light coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
How to Make It
Bring water, ginger, salt, and bay leaf to a boil in a small saucepan. Add rice and coconut milk to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is done (about 15 minutes). Discard bay leaf; fluff rice. Stir in chopped fresh cilantro.
I thought this was delicious. I used brown jasmine rice so I had to adjust the liquid and cook time a bit but the extra nutrition was well worth the extra time! This paired perfectly with the Grilled Sirloin Steak with Mango and Chile Salad from the same issue.