Asian food has become a favorite around my house. My son LOVES all Asian flavors and my daughter is a huge fan of sushi. I decided to make some lemongrass coconut rice this evening. I used Jasmine rice and added some coconut milk, lemongrass paste, and sesame oil to make it extra flavorful. The lemongrass scent and flavor was really nice, I loved the creaminess the coconut gave to the rice, and it was cooked just the way we like it, nice and fluffy. We all absolutely loved this rice, especially my daughter. I’ll be making this again, soon.
Pour the Jasmine rice into a large saucepan then fill with some cold water. Swirl the water around the rice using your hand to rinse the rice, the water will be cloudy. Carefully, drain the water from the saucepan making sure the rice stays in the pan. Refill the pan with water and swirl then drain and repeat one more time. Drain very well.
Add the coconut milk, water, lemongrass paste, sesame oil, and salt to the rice in the sauce pan. Place on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil, while making sure to mix the lemongrass paste into the rice very well. Once it’s boiling, place a lid on top of the sauce pan, turn the heat to simmer, and cook for 20 minutes. DO NOT LIFT THE LID!!! Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the rice sit for 5 minutes. DO NOT REMOVE OR LIFT THE LID!!! After five minutes, remove the lid and fluff the rice with a fork. Pour into a serving bowl. Enjoy.