Spiced Coconut Rice

A creamy, lightly spiced rice that is so easy to make. Top with some green onions or chives for color and serve next to chicken or lamb.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 small onion, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked white rice

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • 12 ounces coconut milk

  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth

  • ¼ cup toasted flaked coconut


  1. Heat coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute until onion turns clear, 1 to 2 minutes. Add rice, curry powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper and stir constantly for 1 minute.

  2. Add coconut milk, chicken broth, and toasted coconut; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

254 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 254
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* 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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