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How to Make Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is quick and easy to make on the stove top and only requires a few ingredients! Serve it with your favorite entrees and enjoy!

How to Make Coconut Rice - an easy and delicious approach to white rice that is ready in under 20 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Coconut rice is quite possibly the most magical rice in all the land. If you’ve never had it, you’re in for a treat! Cooked with full-fat canned coconut milk, coconut rice has a subtle sweet flavor with a rich and creamy essence. It is perfect for serving with curry or just about any main dish, if you ask me!

Let’s whip up a batch!

How to Make Coconut Rice:

Add all ingredients (rice, coconut milk, water, coconut aminos, and sea salt) to a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat and cook without touching for 15 minutes (or as long as your package of rice sauce).

How to Make Coconut Rice - a delicious, creamy approach to rice!

Remove rice from heat, fluff with a fork, then cover again and allow it to sit another 5 to 10 minutes without touching.

How to Make Coconut Rice - an easy and delicious approach to white rice that is ready in under 20 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.net

An easy tutorial on How to Make Coconut Rice

Serve with your entrée and enjoy!

What Type of Rice to Use:

I use organic long-grain white rice and find it turns out with the perfect texture. I wouldn’t recommend using instant rice, as the texture may turn out very mushy. You can also use sushi rice, brown rice, or wild rice – just be sure to note the cooking times on the package!

Main Dish Serving Suggestions:

Here are some of my favorite entrees with which you can serve coconut rice:

Grilled Salmon with Coconut Rice and avocado salsa | TheRoastedRoot.net

Recipe Adaptations:

  • You can replace the coconut aminos with 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup. I use the coconut aminos for sweetness.
  • Add some grated lime zest for a zesty approach!
  • Use brown or wild rice instead of white rice – just be sure to follow the package instructions for the appropriate cook time.
  • For a creamier, rice pudding texture, add another 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk.
  • Double the recipe if serving more than 4 people

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You put the rice in the coconut!

How to Make Coconut Rice - an easy and delicious approach to white rice that is ready in under 20 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.net

Coconut Rice

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

White rice with coconut milk makes a delicious side dish!

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (rice, coconut milk, water, coconut aminos, and sea salt) to a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat and cook without touching for 15 minutes (or as long as your package of rice sauce).
  2. Remove rice from heat, fluff with a fork, then cover again and allow it to sit another 5 to 10 minutes without touching.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 13gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 25gFiber 3gProtein 4g

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Miriam Pohl

Sunday 31st of January 2021

For those of you who have not tried the coconut rice recipe. You are missing out. You owe it to yourself to try it at least once. We have made it with basmati rice and another time with jasmine rice. Both are excellent. Have only made it in the instapot which is awesome. We always make a double batch and use one can of coconut cream and one can of light coconut milk no sugar added. Try it. You will wonder what you have been missing. My grandson gave up mac and cheese when he heard we were having coconut rice. Tonight we had it with green bean chicken stir fry. Thank you Roasted Root. We love your recipes.

Alicia

Monday 11th of October 2021

@Miriam Pohl, can you please tell me how you made this in your instapot??

Julia

Monday 1st of February 2021

Thanks so much for the rave review, Miriam! Seriously, it warms my heart! I'm so thrilled you and your family enjoy the coconut rice. I really appreciate the sweet words! Much love to you and yours!

Randee

Saturday 25th of April 2020

My friends from Jamaica cooked red beans & rice this way.

Julia

Sunday 26th of April 2020

Oooooh that sounds amazing!! xo

Recipebook

Wednesday 6th of November 2019

It's my first time seeing such a recipe...It is so good.

Nancy

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

I never cooked rice like this. Simple and quick recipe. Thanks Julia for sharing with us :)

Julia

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

You got it, Nancy! Let me know if you try it! :D

Shirley

Monday 21st of October 2019

Never thought of making rice this way. it would go well with a curry dish!

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