Easy Coconut Rice

If you are sick of eating regular plain ole rice, then you need to try this easy coconut rice. It is slightly creamy and goes perfectly with a good curry and some naan bread.

Coconut Rice

As I mentioned above, this rice cooks to be deliciously creamy and has some lovely coconut flavors. It matches nicely with a huge range of dishes, but I reckon it goes best with a good homemade curry.

We have instructions for doing it over the stove and in a rice cooker. Using a rice cooker is the perfect method if you prefer the easier way of cooking rice.

It is important to remember that different variations of rice usually need different quantities of liquids. Be sure to double-check the rice and adjust the liquid accordingly. Otherwise, you may end up with crunchy undercooked rice.

You should be able to feed four people from a single batch of this rice. You can easily double or triple the recipe if you need to feed more people.

Meals That Go Great with Coconut Rice

This rice is best to enjoy with some curry or Asian styled dishes. Personally, I tend to swap between regular rice and coconut rice, so I never really get bored of eating rice-based meals.

The peanut chicken curry is certainly worth trying out if you want a curry that will match up with this creamy rice. Alternatively, the chicken korma curry matches pretty nicely with this rice as well.

Coconut Rice

If you have never tried it, then the orange chicken is a dish that will work nicely with the coconut rice. The orange chicken is super simple to make and features some lovely citrus flavors that I reckon you will love.

There is a ton of slow cooker meals that will go nicely alongside this delicious rice. If I were to pick one recipe to recommend, it would be the slow-cooked beef and broccoli. It is so good.

If you would like to see how to make this easy coconut rice, then be sure to check out the video I have prepared below. It is short, snappy, and will show you all the basics of making this rice.

Easy Coconut Rice Recipe

Prep time
5 Minutes
Cook time
15 Minutes
Total time
20 Minutes
Serves
4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 1 & 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

Over the Stove

  1. Place the rice, water, coconut cream, and salt into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Once at the boil, reduce to a simmer.
  3. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  4. Allow to stand covered for 10 minutes.
  5. Use a fork or spoon to fluff the rice up.
  6. Serve & Enjoy.

Rice Cooker

  1. Place the rice, water, coconut cream, and salt into a rice cooker and place the lid on.
  2. Switch to cook and wait until it switches to “keep warm” or off.
  3. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Use a spoon or fork to fluff the rice up.
  5. Serve & Enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Some varieties of rice may need more liquid to cook correctly. Be sure to check the packet for a ratio of how much liquid to rice there should be and adjust accordingly.
  • If you do not need the rice straight away, then leave the lid on as it will keep warm for about an hour.
  • You can add extra flavorings such as grated ginger, nutmeg, or even cinnamon. These additions are great for a slightly different tasting coconut rice.
  • If you absolutely love the taste of coconut, then be sure to add two to three tablespoons of shredded coconut for the ultimate coconut flavor.
  • You can use coconut milk instead of coconut cream. This swap will result in a less creamy rice.

Nutritional Information

One downside of coconut rice is the nutritional information is not going to be as good as plain rice as we are adding coconut cream.

If you are curious about the nutritional information, you can find all the information you need below. Please keep in mind this is just a rough estimate as it was calculated using an online tool.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 176g (6.21 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 131.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.6g 22%
Saturated Fat 12.8g 64%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 40.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 4.7g 9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Rice Recipes

Coconut rice is not the only flavored rice you can do. If you are looking for something else that is a bit on the sweet side, then the creamy rice pudding is a recipe that you need to check out. It is excellent as a dessert, and goes great with a bit of ground cinnamon sprinkled over the top.

For something a little healthier, you can try making some cauliflower rice instead. It is super light and perfect if you find yourself getting bloated after eating regular rice. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Cooking regular rice over the stove is incredibly handy and can be quickly perfected using a few tips. It is the perfect method if you do not own a rice cooker.

I hope you enjoyed this simple coconut rice and that you did not run into any issues. If you have some feedback, variations, or something else that you would like to say, then please do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

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