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coconut rice in bowl

Simple Coconut Rice

  • Author: meredith
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Simple coconut rice makes a delicious and unique side dish that’s the perfect pair for your main course.


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 Cups long-grain white rice
  • 114 oz. can unsweetened coconut cream (can sub coconut milk)
  • 2 Cups quality chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened toasted coconut (optional)


  1. Open a can of coconut cream or coconut milk and add just enough water to make 2 cups.  In a large stockpot, heat together the olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the dry rice and sauté for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the 2 cups of coconut cream or milk and all other remaining ingredients to the pot (except for the shredded coconut) and bring it all to a boil.
  3. Once it boils, reduce the heat to low and cover. Simmer the rice for 22 minutes.
  4. Stir in the toasted coconut, or add in other desired mix-ins!


After cooking, add in other mix-ins like fresh chopped mango, peppers, spring onions, or soy sauce for more Asian flavor.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
  • Calories: 326
  • Sugar: 2.6
  • Sodium: 426.8
  • Fat: 6.9
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Protein: 4.7
  • Cholesterol: 7.5

Keywords: coconut rice