This easy coconut rice is rich, aromatic and delicious! Jasmine rice is mixed with coconut milk and a few aromatics to create the perfect side dish for stir fries, curries and more!
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I’m so excited to share this Easy Coconut Rice with you today! I’ve been making this coconut rice for my family for the last few weeks, and let me tell you, it is a huge hit! My husband has been requesting it several times a week, we just can’t get enough of it!
What I love about this coconut rice is that is is so easy. It doesn’t really require more work than just making a pot of plain rice. But it tastes so much better! This is perfect as a side dish for one of my quick and easy stir fries, such as my Ginger Asparagus Stir Fry or my Peanut Sauce Chicken and Broccoli Bowl. You could even serve it simply with some steamed broccoli and drizzle my Best Ever Thai Peanut Sauce over it and call it good!
How Do you Make Coconut Rice?
Rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Add all the ingredients to a pot, stir, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.
Can I use brown rice to make coconut rice?
Yes, you can use brown jasmine rice to make coconut rice. However, the cooking time will be longer. Follow the package instructions for cooking time. I also find that the coconut flavor is more subtle when I use brown rice, and stronger when I use white rice.
- 1 cup white jasmine rice uncooked
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 slices ginger root
- 1 cinnamon stick optional
- Rinse the rice until water runs clear.
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan, stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, 15-20 minutes.
- Remove the ginger slices and cinnamon stick, fluff rice with a fork and serve.
Leigh Ann says
Loved this rice! I made it with some miso salmon and asparagus. This rice will be in rotation.
I’m so happy to hear that!
Can you update the recipe to make it instant pot friendly?
Hi Heather – great idea! I will add that to my list for recipe testing!
What is the green stuff on top of the?
Hi Kerry – it’s just a little parsley for color.
Denise Roussel says
cilantro or basil on top would be lovely too
Lankes Cheryl says
Excellent! super simple
Yay! So glad you loved it!
Hello, I was wondering if you could you ginger seasoning if you don’t have fresh ginger available..?
Hi! I haven’t tried it but I think it would be fine. I would just use a very small amount as ground ginger can be strong. Maybe just 1/8 tsp. You can also totally leave the ginger out if you prefer.
MARYALICE O'BRIAN says
Do I cook the rice covered or uncovered?
Hi Maryalice – yes, cook it covered. I will update the recipe to include that, thank you!
Can we use turmeric in these rice ? To color them white to yellow.
can you suggest me 🙂
Hi Kiran, I actually have a turmeric rice recipe! But if you want to add it to this rice, I’m sure you can try it. Here is the turmeric rice recipe: https://www.foxandbriar.com/turmeric-rice-recipe/