We love this Coconut Lime Basmati Rice recipe for its fast and easy-to-make steps, as well as its ability to pair with unlimited curries, Asian-influenced stews, and tons more!
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Combine 1 tablespoon lime juice, coconut milk, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
Simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and fold in rice and zest. Season with salt to taste.
Making this side dish is simple. Once you understand the technique, you’ll be able to whip it up any day of the week. Most importantly though, you’ll need the right rice. For this one, we use our Success® Basmati Rice.
Basmati rice is key to making the most out of this coconut lime rice. Why’s that? Well, this India-originating long-grain rice is perfect for absorbing coconut milk, an excellent pair to lime zest –due to its fragrant aroma– and doesn’t stick together like short-grain arborio rice, for example.
Moreover, with the help of our boil-in-bag method, there’s no way you could go wrong with this recipe. Just simply pre-cook the rice, whether in the microwave or on the stove and you’re halfway there. Other ingredients include vegetable oil, a ¼ cup of chicken broth, the juice and zest of one lime, and a half a cup of coconut milk.
The main steps (aside from cooking your rice) include combining tablespoon lime juice, coconut milk, and chicken broth. Bringing this mixture to a boil and then simmering for five minutes. After, you’ll fold in your aromatic pre-cooking basmati, lime zest, and a dash of salt.
The possibilities are endless when pairing your coconut lime to an Indian curry. Make it vegetarian by swapping the chicken stock for veggie and pairing it with chickpea curry or go 100% chicken and make a spicy classic chicken curry, commonly referred to as Murgh Kari.