182 Ratings
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  • 4 Rating Star 45
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 1

I was bored one night and thought that coconut lime rice sounded good, so I made my own recipe. I was very much surprised! This wonderful rice will make your toes curl! Toss the cooked rice with diced mango and chopped cilantro.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
stand:
5 mins
Servings:
2
Max Servings:
2
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Rinse rice until the water runs clear; drain. Heat coconut oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir rice and coconut flakes for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the lime juice, then add the coconut milk, chicken broth, salt and lime zest. Bring to a low boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and season with pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

684.64 calories; 9.96 g protein; 85.36 g carbohydrates; 3.86 g dietary-fiber; 4.19 g sugars; 36.94 g fat; 31.74 g saturated-fat; 5.38 mg cholesterol; 80.72 IU vitamin-a-iu; 1.32 mg niacin-equivalents; 0.05 mg vitamin-b6; 11.23 mg vitamin-c; 18.9 mcg folate; 41.59 mg calcium; 4.61 mg iron; 59.73 mg magnesium; 323.06 mg potassium; 56.34 mg sodium; 0.04 mg thiamin; 332.47 calories-from-fat; 47 percent-of-calories-from-carbs; 46 percent-of-calories-from-fat; 5 percent-of-calories-from-protein; 40 percent-of-calories-from-sat-fat


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MistiB
08/31/2010
We had Coconut rice for the first time in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I searched for a recipe and came across this one. WOW!!! This was a big hit and came very close to what we had in San Fran other than I do not recall tasting the texture of the actual Coconut. That is one thing I would change next time around (I would chop the shredded Coconut very fine)... I also used Cocnut Cream in place of the Coconut milk which gave even a stronger Coconut taste (YUM)... We doubled the recipe and did serve with Cilantro... PERFECT DISH!!!! This one is going in the book. THANK YOU Karmabelle.
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Anonymous
01/25/2018
I don t even know what to say except that this taste was not for me! I love lime (I actually ate lemons limes and oranges as their own food group when I was pregnant... no not WITH the ice cream... usually BEFORE the ice cream) and I love coconut (I had all those products on hand AND made this to go with coconut chicken) and I have Celiac Disease so rice and I go together like... white... on rice... but all these flavors combined were surprisingly awkward in my mouth. First bite said Something s not right. I don t know what it was but... it was a sour heavy sort of flavor... like it was trying to be some coconut lime Laffy Taffy and someone forgot to put the sugar in...? So I put some sugar in... (another coconut rice recipe called for sugar) and that didn t work. I tried adding salt. That didn t work. I tried adding some pepper. That didn t work. All I can say is that the only person who liked it was my husband and he s willing to eat it for breakfast pre-workout. Thank goodness. It actually turns my stomach a little bit just to write this review. (YES all my ingredients were fresh and bought TODAY! I do have a big of a sinus infection. Full disclosure! I know I m like the only negative review here. Something must have gone wrong be it my taste buds or my process?)
182 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 122
  • 4 Rating Star 45
  • 3 Rating Star 10
  • 2 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 1
MistiB
08/31/2010
We had Coconut rice for the first time in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. I searched for a recipe and came across this one. WOW!!! This was a big hit and came very close to what we had in San Fran other than I do not recall tasting the texture of the actual Coconut. That is one thing I would change next time around (I would chop the shredded Coconut very fine)... I also used Cocnut Cream in place of the Coconut milk which gave even a stronger Coconut taste (YUM)... We doubled the recipe and did serve with Cilantro... PERFECT DISH!!!! This one is going in the book. THANK YOU Karmabelle.
(65)
Anonymous
08/24/2009
I am surprised others didn't like it as well as we did. I have tried other recipes and this was by far our favorite! Very creamy and coconutty! I did not have the coconut oil so just used butter and added some chopped cilantro to the finished product. Delicious with thai green curry!
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Nanthi
05/17/2010
This is good but when using coconut milk and flake adding chicken broth will not give the flavor of coconut. So it is best without broth. Adding Cilantro will give a lovely aroma. We used this as main dish with spicy chicken curry.
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Traci-in-Cali
04/12/2010
MMmmm so yummy! The coconut oil mixes with the butter to lightly brown rice/coconut before adding the liquids. Since I didn't have the coconut oil I looked in my pantry for another sweet oil; I had peanut and sesame so I went with sesame... This was very good and I can only imagine how good it would be with coconut oil... The lime and coconut made this rice one of the best rice sides I have tried!:)
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Anonymous
05/17/2010
This was absolutely delicious! I usually practice a recipe at least once before serving it to guests but I took a chance and prepared this for a group of friends today and served it with satay; everyone agreed that it was wonderful. I followed the recipe exactly (no substitutions) and it was perfect. We will definitely make this again. Thank you!
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LakewriterRJ
08/24/2009
Tasty yet it needed something so I added minced fresh cilantro which we love in Thai Indian and other Asian dishes.
(15)
snydough
04/14/2010
This rice was wonderful! I just made it for dinner and everyone loved it. I had to use long grain rice because we didn't have basmati. Other than that I followed the recipe. (I did use a little extra coconut oil (virgin) for it's health benefits). I will definitely be making this again!!
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LynnM
04/09/2010
I loved this! I used brown basmati rice and it turned out great! I loved the thickness and stickiness the coconut milk provided to the rice.
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HoneyTiger3m
12/31/2011
Wow - what yummy rice!! I made this exactly as written and it was delicious (did I mention that I LOVE lime and coconut - and rice?) I didn't have any mango so I added some home made hot pepper jelly (jalapeno) and it was divine. It's a little work to zest the lime but you HAVE to try this. Oh I also sauteed the rice and coconut then dumped it all in a rice cooker with all the coconut milk and half the water. I love this so much I'm eating it right now for lunch with shrimp.
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