Friday, September 13, 2013

Coconut Recipes

Coconut Rice
Combine 1 cup long-grain white rice, 2 cups fresh coconut water,
1 tablespoon butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a
saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the
heat to low, stir, cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about
20 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside, covered, 10
minutes. Fluff with a fork and season with salt and pepper.
-Ricky Scott
Coconut Chips
Remove the flesh from 1 brown coconut, leaving the thin skin on.
Shave the coconut flesh into thin strips using a vegetable peeler.
Toss 2 cups of the shaved coconut with 1 to 2 teaspoons
confectioners' sugar. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet
and toast in a 300 degree oven, stirring occasionally, until golden,
20-25 minutes. You can sprinkle these chips over frozen yogurt
or toss with sauteed string beans- they're delicious!
-Leah Brickley, Food Network Magazine