This is so easy and it transforms "hum drum" white rice into a special side dish.
1 cup white rice
1 shallot minced
1/4 cup unsweetened grated coconut
2 teaspoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup defrosted frozen peas
In a small saucepan, saute the shallot and the coconut for about 4 minutes.
Add the salt, rice and water. Bring to a boil. Turn down to very low and cover the pan. Let the rice cook for 18 minutes. Stir in the defrosted peas and recover just enough to let the peas heat through--about 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!