Coconut rice

1-1/2 C white rice
1-1/2 C water
1 t sugar
3/4 t salt
1 C coconut milk, well-stirred

Rinse rice. In a heavy medium saucepan, combine with water, sugar, salt, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 18 minutes, covered. Do not peek — if your pan doesn’t have a glass lid, and you’re not sure if the heat under it is right, carefully listen to it. Remove from heat and let sit for 6 minutes without opening it. Then fluff with a fork and serve.