The BEST Coconut Rice. This isn’t your average coconut rice. First, the rice is cooked in coconut milk then it’s loaded with shredded coconut, fresh cilantro, and chopped peanuts. So, So, So Delicious!!!

Coconut Rice

I love this rice dish so much I could make an entire meal of it. Coconut rice has always been a favorite of mine. Every time I find it on the menu of a restaurant, I have to order it.

This recipe started out as a simple, standard coconut rice, then I started adding and tweaking and now, finally, I have a super yummy coconut rice that I love beyond belief. Every time I make this I swear the whole fam ooooh’s and aaahhh’s and then totally devours the whole batch.

I use regular coconut milk, as opposed to low fat, but you can obviously use whichever you prefer. I like the added richness the full-fat version brings to the dish. I also use sweetened coconut, the same kind I bake with. I toasted it on a cookie sheet in the oven until it gets a nice and golden brown and a little crispy.


Coconut Rice Loaded with Goodies!

This isn't your average Coconut Rice. First the rice is cooked in coconut milk then it's loaded with shredded coconut, fresh cilantro and chopped peanuts. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 1396 kcal
Author kathleen


  • 1-14 Ounce Coconut Milk Canned
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Peanuts Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro Leaves Roughly Chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut Roasted


  1. In a medium pan bring the coconut milk and water to a boil.
  2.  Add the rice, salt and sugar, reduce the heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.
  3.  Stir in peanuts, cilantro, and coconut and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Coconut Rice Loaded with Goodies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1396 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 59g 91%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Sodium 2788mg 116%
Potassium 1034mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 187g 62%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 23g
Protein 35g 70%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 2.6%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 27.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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