Coconut rice is a typical dessert in many Latin American countries. It’s very common in Venezuela, especially in the coastal region where coconut palm trees abound. Bienmesabe, majarate and cocadas are other coconut-based Venezuelan treats.
I must confess that even though I have heard about coconut rice on many occasions, I hadn’t eaten it or prepared it. But I was pleasantly surprised by this riquisima recipe. It’s a perfect combination! The richness of the milk and the crunchiness of the shredded coconut give this dessert a perfect balance.