Sweet Coconut Rice


A delicious coconut rice that can be thrown in a rice cooker or made on the stove. This is great when paired with a Thai green curry or stir-fry! Ideally, make this with either jasmine rice or long-grain white rice.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 ½ cups long-grain white rice

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon shredded coconut, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Stir rice, coconut milk, and water together in a saucepan. Dissolve sugar into the liquid.

  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover the saucepan and simmer until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Leaving the saucepan on the burner, turn the heat off and let rice steam until sticky, 5 to 10 minutes more.

  4. Garnish with shredded coconut.


Check liquid for sweetness before cooking. I dip a spoon in to taste the liquid and make sure it's sweet enough.

If you are nuts for coconut like me, add the shredded coconut as a garnish prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

456 Calories
22g Fat
60g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 456
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 300mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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