Quick and Easy Coconut Rice Recipe

Coconut Rice Recipe

This amazing Coconut Rice recipe is so simple to make and it’s so versatile, too. It’s the perfect side dish for any Asian or tropical main dish. This Coconut Milk Rice is savory and slightly sweet and so addicting!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Fusion
Keyword coconut
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 332kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!


  • 14 oz can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Jasmine rice
  • Unsweetened toasted large flake coconut optional


  • In a medium saucepan whisk together the coconut milk and water. Add in the butter, sugar, and salt and turn the heat to high.
    Step 2 - How to Make Coconut Rice
  • Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the rice, cover, and reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer for 18-20 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked and no longer firm. Remove the rice from the heat (with the lid on) and steam for 10 minutes.
    Step 1 - How to Make Coconut Rice
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and serve with toasted coconut as a garnish (optional).
    Step 3 - How to Make Coconut Rice


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4.5g | Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 182mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 1.4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 2.9mg