Coconut Rice
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Coconut Rice

This easy coconut rice recipe is a sweet dish you'll love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: coconut rice
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
  • 2 cups Jasmine rice
  • 1 13.5 oz. can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 green onion chopped

Instructions

  • In a pan over medium heat, add coconut flakes. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned and aromatic. Immediately remove from pan and set aside.
  • Under running water, rinse rice a few times until water runs mostly clear. Drain well.
  • In a pot with tight-fitting lid (make sure it's big enough to allow for the "expanding" of rice when cooked), combine rice, coconut milk, water and salt. Stir gently to disperse coconut milk.
  • Over medium heat, bring to a boil uncovered. Lower heat, cover and continue to cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender. With a fork, gently fluff rice and transfer to a serving platter. Top with green onions and toasted coconut. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg