Asian Coconut Rice

Asian Coconut Rice


"I tried so many different ways to duplicate my favorite restaurant's coconut rice after they went out of business. This one is perfect! Garnish with toasted coconut and chopped cilantro if you like."


25 m servings 453 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 453 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 20.9 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.4g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan, combine coconut milk, water, sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in rice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 to 20 minutes, until rice is tender.
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HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: Being Asian, cooking rice is a skill I guess you're born with because I totally don't see why ANYONE had issues with burning the rice, it being uncooked, soggy, or wh...

I'll admit, when I first tasted this I was disappointed - it was very bland. I think it smelled so good while it was cooking (honestly, it smelled like I was baking coconut cookies) that the mi...

I realize that this recipe is supposed to have a very subtle coconut flavor, but I was looking for a real bang for my buck since I was serving this with my Polynesian themed dinner, so for extra...

Rice Cooker! I mixed the 1 can coconut milk, 1/4 cup water, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt together, then put 2 cups of rice in my rice cooker, poored the coconut milk on top of the rice, mixed it in t...

Tasty, pretty and fragrant, this is a beautiful Asian method of preparing basic rice. It must just be that our taste buds are unfamiliar with this combination of flavors that made this unappeali...

I was curious about this recipe and decided to try it one night with some pineapple and apricot chicken. My family loved it! This is the only rice they want to eat now. We have a lot of stir ...

A lot of people said their rice didn't cook and I think it is water in their area, I noticed my rice recipes didn't work well in Washington, but always turned out in Arizona. Here's what I did ...

I was surprised by this recipe...I was expecting a very strong coconut flavor and was a little disappointed to find out that it was so mild that it if someone else had made it, I would never hav...

Loved the aroma of the Jasmine and coconut combination. I doubled this recipe b/c I knew it wasn't going to be enough for our Sunday dinner/lunch next day menu... I will triple the recipe next t...