Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up to reach the hot summer sun. It is beautiful when harvested, autumn gold sheaves piled on diked, patchwork paddies. It is beautiful when, once threshed, it enters granary bins like a (flood) of tiny seed-pearls. It is beautiful when cooked by a practiced hand, pure white and sweetly fragrant."
-Shizuo Tsuji, Japanese chef and cookbook author

The refrigerator light goes on...

Never stir rice. It doesn't matter how you cook it, stirring it breaks down the starches on the outer layer and turns the rice to a gooey paste. Simply place the rice in the boiling liquid, stir once and cover. Leave it alone until the water is evaporated.


Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 1/2 cup rice

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2,3,4.

The rice doesn't keep well overnight in the refrigerator.

Not on a low sodium diet? Here's the standard Coconut Rice.

1/2 cup reduced-fat (lite) unsweetened coconut milk
3/4 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup jasmine rice

Prior to opening the can of coconut milk, shake very well.

In a medium sauce pain, heat the coconut milk, water and salt. When the liquid boils, stir in the jasmine rice.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes.

Do not boil away all of the liquid and do not stir the rice.

When a very small amount of liquid remains, remove the pan from the burner and let it stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/2 cup cooked rice

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 211 Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 3g 14%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 12%
Vitamin K 0 mcg Potassium 53 mg
Magnesium 12 mg