Coconut Rice with Dates

Dates and coconut offer a sweet note to this savory rice.  Try it with our Curry Chicken with Carrots and Dates recipe.


  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • or long grain rice
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) light coconut milk * or substitute
  • 1-3/4 cups low-fat milk plus a scant 1/8 teaspoon coconut or vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 sliced green onions (green and white parts separated)
  • 1 carrot , peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup Sun-Maid Chopped Dates
  • Directions:

    HEAT rice, coconut milk, water, white part of onion, carrot, salt and cayenne to a simmer. 
    REDUCE heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes.
    STIR in dates and remaining green onion.
    REMOVE from heat, cover and let stand 2 minutes.

    *Available in the Asian foods section of most supermarkets.

    Makes 4 servings.