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!!!
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!
- 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
- In a medium pan bring the coconut milk and water to a boil.
- Add the rice, salt and sugar, reduce the heat and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.
- Stir in peanuts, cilantro, and coconut and serve immediately.
Fans Also Made:
None foundRATE THIS RECIPE
Looking for more Summer Recipes?
Huli Huli Chicken– Our versatile and easy Huli Huli Chicken recipe is a delicious combination of Hawaiian inspired flavors of perfectly sweet, savory, and spicy marinade that will delight your taste buds and your dinner guests!
More Side Dishes…
Hoppin John Recipe – Break out a batch of our sassy bacon infused Hoppin John Recipe. The “Cajun holy trinity” ramps up the flavor, with an assist from the black eyed peas!
this looks DELISH!! i love the combo of coconut and rice here!!
This sounds like such a fabulous rice dish to take to a cookout!! Love it!
Robin Sue says
Ooh I love every flavor in this diah. So pretty too!
Yummy Mummy says
Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I am going to be making this very soon. Pretty picture, too!
marina @ http://www.yummymummykitchen.com
I like anything coconut and know that I will love this dish. This will go perfectly with Thai grilled chicken. Can't wait to try it.
Send some of this my way – looks divine! 🙂
How delicious Kathleen! I love that you used both coconut milk and shredded coconut. That sounds amazing.
This is being added to my must make list. It looks and sounds great!
I've eaten this at a restaurant before and really liked the taste. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Yum, this coconut rice looks amazing! I love coconut rice and all the additions sound super yummy. Just subscribed to your blog! 🙂
This is serious good stuff Kathleen!!!
I have never had coconut rice but would love to try this. It sounds wonderful.
Ohhh yeah..I totally love coconut rice! I love you additions!
Fragrant and fabulous coconut rice.
The smell of jasmine rice is so fragrant and wonderful. I enjoy it immensely when it's just plain. I know I would love this version.
Hot Mess Cooking says
I love coconut rice and this looks like an amazing recipe! I just planted cilantro.. perfect!
Oh my that looks good. I wish it didn't have so much cilantro though. :o( I will have to try it without it.
That Girl says
I love coconut rice and how easy it is!
All Things Yummy says
I've never had coconut rice before. Looks delicious. I'll have to try your recipe.