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Coconut Rice

The side dish to end all side dishes, Coconut Rice is super fragrant, packed full of flavor, and pairs well with so many saucy dishes. Ready in only 25 minutes this dish is about to become your next go to any night of the week.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 8
Calories: 282kcal


  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 13.5 ounce coconut milk 1 can
  • 1 1/2 cups coonut water or regular water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut toasted


  • Rinse your rice: With cold water. Drain well and set aside.
  • Combine the coconut rice: Add the coconut milk, coconut water, salt and sugar to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add the rice; return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Let stand 5 minutes.
  • Finish the dish: Fluff the rice with a fork and sprinkle with toasted coconut.


If stored in an airtight container this dish will keep for up to 4 - 6 days in the fridge. You can also freeze this dish! It will keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg