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Coconut Rice

Tasty Coconut Rice Recipe

  • Author: chef
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Coconut Rice


  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional, for garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro or mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice, coconut milk, water, coconut oil, and salt.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  5. Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork to separate the grains.
  6. Optional: In a dry pan over medium heat, toast the shredded coconut until golden brown. Sprinkle the toasted coconut over the cooked rice for added flavor and texture.
  7. Garnish the coconut rice with fresh cilantro or mint leaves if desired.
  8. Serve the coconut rice as a side dish to complement your favorite Asian or tropical main courses.


This coconut rice recipe provides a deliciously fragrant and slightly sweet side dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of Asian and tropical-inspired meals. Customize it by adding toasted shredded coconut for a delightful crunch. Serve alongside curries, grilled meats, or seafood for a flavorful culinary experience.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • Calories: 200
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: Coconut Rice