2 cups long-grain rice
1 (13- to 14-oz) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
How to make Coconut Rice
- Rinse rice in a sieve under cold running water 2 to 3 minutes, then drain well.
- Melt butter in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan over moderately high heat. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly, until it becomes opaque, about 3 minutes.
- Stir in coconut milk, water, cinnamon, and salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Discard cinnamon stick and fluff rice with a fork.