We LOVED this rice! I am not even a big fan of coconut rice, but I couldn't stop eating it. Most of the recipes I've used have coconut milk as part of the liquid, but I decided to follow this recipe as is and I'm glad I did. The only change I made was to sub out the cardamon. I realized I didn't have any so I just put a sprinkle of ginger and cinnamon on the coconut while it was toasting it. Might try it with the cardomon next time. Also, I used a good jasmine rice which helps a lot with the texture. I served with jerk spiced shrimp skewers and some mango salsa. YUM!