How to Make Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is quick and easy to make on the stove top and only requires a few ingredients! Serve it with your favorite entrees and enjoy!

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Coconut rice is quite possibly the most magical rice in all the land. If you’ve never had it, you’re in for a treat! Cooked with full-fat canned coconut milk, coconut rice has a subtle sweet flavor with a rich and creamy essence. It is perfect for serving with curry or just about any main dish, if you ask me!

Let’s whip up a batch!

How to Make Coconut Rice:

Add all ingredients (rice, coconut milk, water, coconut aminos, and sea salt) to a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat and cook without touching for 15 minutes (or as long as your package of rice sauce).

How to Make Coconut Rice - a delicious, creamy approach to rice!

Remove rice from heat, fluff with a fork, then cover again and allow it to sit another 5 to 10 minutes without touching.

How to Make Coconut Rice - an easy and delicious approach to white rice that is ready in under 20 minutes! | TheRoastedRoot.netServe with your entree and enjoy!

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What Type of Rice to Use:

I use organic long-grain white rice and find it turns out with the perfect texture. I wouldn’t recommend using instant rice, as the texture may turn out very mushy. You can also use sushi rice, brown rice, or wild rice – just be sure to note the cooking times on the package!

Main Dish Serving Suggestions:

Here are some of my favorite entrees with which you can serve coconut rice:

    • Thai Paleo Panang Curry
    • Instant Pot Pot Roast with Balsamic Gravy
    • 30-Minute Chicken Green Curry
    • Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)
    • Chicken Massaman Curry
    • Crispy Salmon with Basil Coconut Milk Sauce
    • 30-Minute Thai Green Curry with Avocado
    • 30-Minute Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry
    • Lemon Rosemary Braised Chicken Thighs

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Recipe Adaptations:

  • You can replace the coconut aminos with 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup. I use the coconut aminos for sweetness.
  • Add some grated lime zest for a zesty approach!
  • Use brown or wild rice instead of white rice – just be sure to follow the package instructions for the appropriate cook time.
  • For a creamier, rice pudding texture, add another 1 cup of full-fat coconut milk.
  • Double the recipe if serving more than 4 people

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You put the rice in the coconut!

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Coconut Rice

White rice with coconut milk makes a delicious side dish!

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  1. Add all ingredients (rice, coconut milk, water, coconut aminos, and sea salt) to a small saucepan. Cover and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat and cook without touching for 15 minutes (or as long as your package of rice sauce).

  2. Remove rice from heat, fluff with a fork, then cover again and allow it to sit another 5 to 10 minutes without touching.

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How to Make Coconut Rice