Coconut Rice

Serve coconut rice as a simple side dish or pair it with spicy Thai and Indian curries or stir-fries.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14 oz.) coconut milk
  • 1½ cups white rice
  • ⅓ cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • In a large pot, combine the water, coconut milk, and rice and bring to a simmer. Cover and allow to cook 20 minutes, or until rice is done.
  • In a separate skillet, toast the coconut flakes over low heat until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Gently stir constantly to avoid burning. Combine coconut flakes with cooked rice and stir in lime juice and salt.