TASTY TUESDAY - THAI STYLE!

COCONUT RICE

So I (Lisa) LOVE Thai food! Who doesn't right? So this is a recipe is so delicious and you will want to make it again and again :) It will fulfill all your cravings. The first time I had coconut rice was at a Thai restaurant here in Hawaii and I loved it. So your welcome ;)!


COCONUT RICE INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups glutenious rice (it will actually say glutenous rice or sweet rice on the packaging- don't use basmati or jasmine or something and expect it to taste the same)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coconut cream (note cream, not coconut milk)
  • 1/2 cup sugar

EQUIPMENT:
  • A rice cooker or a pot with lid (I used a pot with a lid because it's all we have and it worked great)
  • The recipe online says all this fancy stuff about steaming, a strainer cheesecloth...bla bla. I just did it an easier way and worked great!
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Measure rice out into a pot (or rice cooker) and add 4 cups of water
  2. Once water boils lower temp to low and steam rice for 15-20 minutes.
  3. While rice is steaming combine coconut cream, salt and sugar over med heat in a small sauce pan or pot until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
  4. Once rice is cooked, remove from heat and pour prepared sauce over rice. Cover. Let sit for 20 minutes to allow the rice to absorb the sauce.
  5. Garnish with fruit if you would like it by itself. But I made it with a yummy sauce, vegetables, and chicken. See below.
  6. Enjoy !
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To top off the coconut rice you can have it with fruits or even by itself. But since I made this for dinner I wanted something more hardy. So with my mom's help via telephone I was able to make a yummy sauce to mix with grilled chicken and stir fry vegetables. This recipe made 3 servings but was perfect for two.




TERIYAKI SAUCE

TERIYAKI SAUCE INGREDIENTS:


In a small pot boil 3/4 cup water with a few chicken bouillon cubes (I used two). Once the broth has cooled (Mix the other ingredients in the separate bowl while you wait) to room temp add 1 tablespoon cornstarch (but make sure it is not hot still or it wont be right consistency).

Get a separate small bowl and mix the following ingredients.


  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or molasses or apple juice (I used honey)
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (or minced)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ginger (or grated)
Stir fry vegetables, then meat. Remove from pan (may leave meat in if you want).
Add all ingredients together in small bowl to make sauce. Yummy. Pour over meat and stir to cook until all ingredients are coated . May add vegetables to mix. Pour all over rice (or serve on side).

And there you have it. A delicious Thai dinner!





 ENJOY!!
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8 comments on TASTY TUESDAY - THAI STYLE!

  1. YUM YUM YUM lissy! you are the CUTEST girl EVER! what a darling outfit & apron and YUMMY food! oh i love you

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  2. lissy you are the bomb and the cutest cook ever! i need to be more like you, hahahaha.

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  3. I LOVE Thai food! Especially coconut rice. I like to eat it with mango and sometimes vanilla bean ice cream as well! :)

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  4. he will love it! tell me how it turns out :) when i made it chase ate all the rice that meal (minus my serving) haha

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  5. yes that is how a lot of people like to eat it if a dessert :) ill try that next time!

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  6. get. in. my. belly. Oh i'm totally making this tonight Lisa! I just need to get the coconut cream and stir fry veggies at the store. i'm excited & I think i'll score brownie points with the hubs! :)

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  7. oh girl. two comments on the same post in one day ;) i can't help it! I had to tell ya I just made it and it's amazing!!! I tried a bite of the rice & stir fry mix and it's taking all my will power to not eat my share before Adam gets home from work in 20 minutes. lol I'm excited to blog about it and link back to ya! Gotta share ridiculously tasty recipes like this :) thanks again!

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  8. that is awesome, haley! so excited to see it! and don't forget the 30 before 30! we love you, girl!

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