This is one of my favorite rice recipes. It goes great with just about anything! Try a ginger chicken main dish with it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir coconut milk, water, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Add rice; bring to a boil, cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 18 to 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

302 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 40.9g 13% DV; fat 13.9g 21% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 10mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2014
This is a very good rice to serve with spicy foods. The coconut flavour is not too overpowering as in those recipes that call for shredded coconut. I rinsed my rice, to eliminate some of the starch, before cooking. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(19)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2016
We were disappointed with the lack of flavor. If we are eating coconut rice we want to know there is coconut in it. Read More
(1)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2014
This is a very good rice to serve with spicy foods. The coconut flavour is not too overpowering as in those recipes that call for shredded coconut. I rinsed my rice, to eliminate some of the starch, before cooking. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2015
I used Silk coconut milk instead of the can. So good! My new favorite rice with just about any meal! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2016
I added juice from one lime and cut up some fresh cilantro and added both in for the last few minutes that it was on the stove. I found myself adding water one tablespoon at a time towards the end of the 20 minutes because the liquid had cooked out but the rice was still firm. Adding water and cooking a little longer helped to get it to the desired firmness. Tasted great though! Topped it with fresh avocado and peppercorn crusted seared ahi tuna with a spicy remoulade sauce!!!! Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2015
Excellent with a spicy curry - just the kind of side-dish you want to soak up the curry and tamper off some of the heat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2016
I agree about the flavor-- balanced and not overpowering. It was super easy to make the cooking time was right on. Can't ask for much more. Served mine with mango and cilantro and Swai with coconut sauce from this site. Read More
(2)
Rating: 4 stars
11/21/2015
Noce coconut flavour! I used a rice cooker and it turned out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
Turned out exactly as I hoped. The rice was slightly sweet and just a little sticky with a mild coconut flavor that won't overpower your main dish (but enough to know you're eating coconut rice). I added a few sprinkles of kosher salt when serving to boost the flavor. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2019
Quick and simple recipe, I sometimes substitute coconut cream instead of milk which gives added sweetness or add ginger and garlic, tastes so good! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2017
This rice was so simple and tasty. I'll make it again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2016
We were disappointed with the lack of flavor. If we are eating coconut rice we want to know there is coconut in it. Read More
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