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Sweet Coconut Rice

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious sweet coconut rice that can be thrown in a rice cooker or done 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."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 456 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Stir rice, coconut milk, and water together in a saucepan. Dissolve sugar into the liquid.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and simmer until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, 15 to 20 minutes. Leaving saucepan on the burner, turn heat off and let rice steam until sticky, about 5 to 10 minutes more. Garnish with shredded coconut.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 456 calories; 21.7 g fat; 59.9 g carbohydrates; 7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 22 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This was reminiscent of rice pudding for me because of the creaminess. I used palm sugar because I don't cook with white sugar(personal preference). 1 tsp was enough. Shredded coconut added a w...

Most helpful critical review

Okay, but not a strong coconut taste. Made this in my rice cooker. I used the stated amount of sugar. I found that if I added some sugar on my rice at the table it bought out the coconut taste ...

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This was reminiscent of rice pudding for me because of the creaminess. I used palm sugar because I don't cook with white sugar(personal preference). 1 tsp was enough. Shredded coconut added a w...

We LOVED this! I only used the teaspoon of sugar called for b/c I didn't want it too sweet, and that was perfect, so if you want it SWEET def add more sugar. I liked the addition of the coconut ...

Amazing! My boyfriend made this last night with caramelized baked chicken (another wonderful recipe on here). It went perfect with it! I loved the sweetness of this rice. It is the right amount...

EXCELLENT recipe - only thing I added was salt. I like sweet rice, so I used two tsp of sugar. Added the coconut just before serving and it was terrific. We served it as a side dish with BBQ bri...

Fabulous! Just like in the restaurants. I used a rice cooker instead of stovetop and it turned out perfect.

I had coconut rice for the first time last week in a Thai restaurant. This is a perfect match. Delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe. I used brown jasmine rice in mine.

Okay, but not a strong coconut taste. Made this in my rice cooker. I used the stated amount of sugar. I found that if I added some sugar on my rice at the table it bought out the coconut taste ...

Great and easy to make and tastes great too

Delicious! I added a pinch of salt but otherwise didn't change a thing. The coconut flakes added some nice texture. I served it with fajitas that were pretty spicy and this rice added a nice coo...