Rice/ Sides

Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is a rich, savory side dish that goes well with Asian and Asian-inspired dishes.
Coconut rice in a blue bowl topped with pieces of cashew

Rice is such a common side, and it seems like it should be easy to make. It can be tricky, though, to make rice well on the stove.

This coconut rice recipe is easy to make on the stove, and it only takes four ingredients to make. Also, there are no difficult-to-find ingredients; the ingredients for this coconut rice are readily available at most supermarkets.

How do you make coconut rice?

It’s easy! Just rinse the rice, bring it to a boil, simmer, and then let it sit. I’ve made coconut rice using a bamboo steamer and glutinous rice. This recipe is easier, and the final rice tastes pretty similar to that rice.

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Coconut rice in a blue bowl topped with cashew pieces
5 from 1 vote

Coconut Rice

Rich, savory coconut rice makes a great side dish. 

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 166 kcal
Author i heart eating


  • 1 1/2 cups jasmine rice
  • 13.5 ounce can coconut milk regular or lite
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch or two of salt


  1. Rinse rice in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Once rinsed, add rice to a saucepan, and stir in coconut milk, water, and salt.
  3. Cover, and heat over medium-high heat until rice reaches a boil.
  4. Once rice reaches a boil, reduce heat to lowest setting, and continue cooking for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat, and let rice sit, covered, for 15 minutes.
  6. Fluff, and serve.

Recipe Notes

*This rice is a savory coconut rice, not the sweet dessert coconut rice.

**Nutrition values are estimates and were calculated using lite coconut milk.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Potassium 39mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Adapted from Budget Bytes.

Coconut rice recipe is an easy savory coconut rice recipe that goes well as a side dish for Asian dishes.
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    April 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Love!! This rice is amazing! Thanks for the great recipe!

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