Asian Coconut Rice


This coconut rice is perfect! I tried many different ways to duplicate my favorite restaurant's coconut rice after they went out of business. Garnish with toasted coconut and chopped cilantro if you like.

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


  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked jasmine rice


  1. Combine coconut milk, water, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in rice.

  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 18 to 20 minutes.

    close up view of rice with coconut and mint on a plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
21g Fat
61g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 216mg 5%

* 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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