This healthy recipe for coconut rice uses no added sugar. It is suitable for pairing with savory dishes and yet naturally sweet enough for dessert too!
Rinse white rice and place in a large pot. Add 12 cups of filtered water.
Stir until the rice is completely wet and settles to the bottom of the pot. Cover and leave on the counter for 4-6 hours or overnight.
Drain rice thoroughly in large strainer. Rinse one more time.
Rinse soaking pot with clean filtered water and put soaked rice back in.
Add 3/4 cup fresh filtered water, 1 3/4 cups (1 can) whole coconut milk, and salt. Stir.
Bring rice mixture to a boil, stir briefly, turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).
Remove from heat, crack the lid and let the cooked coconut rice set for about 5 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and serve!
Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.
If using homemade coconut milk instead of canned, use 1 3/4 cups or 14 ounces (397 grams).
Do no use lowfat coconut milk, else the rice will not turn out naturally sweet enough.
If you like to use rice as a way to get more bone broth into your family, you can substitute 1/4- 1/2 cup of the water with bone broth before cooking.