Help us save our coconut rice
June 12, 2012 4:38 PM   Subscribe

Recipe Rescue: Help us do something with this borked batch of coconut rice.

So we made this recipe for Coconut Rice (sans lemongrass) but instead of using a pot on the stove, we thought it would be brilliant to use our rice maker. It took two cycles to cook the rice to something that wasn't crunchy, and it does taste delicious, but it's pretty soupy and not really "rice-y" anymore.

So what can we do with about 4 cups of coconut rice? I would prefer to skew more towards the sweet rather than the savory, but any suggestions are welcome.

The rice is still warm in the ricer, but I don't think I want to cook anymore tonight, so any additions will be done to reheated rice tomorrow. The only things that are in/on the rice right now is coconut milk, water and rice. Assume that we can get most ingredients.

posted by ThaBombShelterSmith to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Turn it into kheer!
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:42 PM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Update, I just double checked it and it looks like it is no longer soupy, but it is very coconutty :)
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith at 4:44 PM on June 12, 2012

Still kheer.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:46 PM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

posted by lotus-eater at 4:51 PM on June 12, 2012

Torta di riso

Start from "When the rice is cooled..."
posted by francesca too at 4:56 PM on June 12, 2012

Coconut rice pudding.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 5:04 PM on June 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

Congee. There are many, many recipes online for coconut congee.
posted by caryatid at 5:24 PM on June 12, 2012

Mass batches of mango and sticky rice (a yummy, yummy Thai dessert).
posted by librarylis at 8:13 PM on June 12, 2012

Oh and before you look at that recipe and look at your rice and think 'how on earth...?'

You've already got the rice made, and it's strongly coconut flavored. If it's sweet enough for you, just add sliced mango (please note that this is mango of the yellow type, not the green and red type that US folks typically see).

If it's not sweet enough, grab some coconut milk, maybe half a cup, and some sugar of whatever type, maybe a couple teaspoons, heat on the stove until well combined (perhaps ten minutes on medium-high) and pour over your coconut rice. Add sliced mango. Enjoy.

Future reference: the directions in the mango and sticky rice recipe for microwaving the rice? Totally work better than stovetop and you can be almost as lazy as with a rice cooker.
posted by librarylis at 8:19 PM on June 12, 2012

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