5 from 2 votes
coconut rice
Coconut Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Creamy Coconut Rice, great with any Asian meal. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 513 kcal
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 13.5 oz canned coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cardamom
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds (or shelled peanuts)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 2 T. chopped cilantro (optional)
  1. Rinse rice and add to a medium-sized saucepan. Add water, and the remaining spices.
  2. Microwave solidified coconut milk for 30 seconds, for easier blending. Add to the rice.
  3. Stir the contents of the saucepan as you bring them to a boil. I added a few chilis, feel free to leave them out if you don't like your food extra spicy.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for ten minutes. After ten minutes, remove the lid and stir the rice. Cover and cook for 10 additional minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, toast almonds or peanuts in a hot pan. If using raisins, toast them along with the nuts.
  6. Fluff rice with a fork before serving. Don't forget to remove those cardamom pods if you used them!
  7. Serve coconut rice topped with nuts, raisins (if using), and chopped cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 953mg 40%
Total Carbohydrates 85g 28%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.