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Coconut Rice Recipe

Coconut Rice Recipe

Coconut Rice is a famous Asian side dish bursting with rich coconut flavor. It is a very delicious and a nice upgrade to regular plain rice that you just have to try!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Coconut Rice Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 611kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract


  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
  • Shredded coconut


  • Rinse the jasmine rice several times until the water runs clear drain well of any excess water. Transfer to a medium pot.
  • Add the coconut milk, water, oil, coconut extract, salt, and sugar.
  • On high heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low, cover with a lid and cook covered for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Once done, cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff it up with two forks and serve.
  • Garnish with some chopped cilantro and shredded coconut.



Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 82g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2.4mg