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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

  • Author: Ali
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: About 5 cups 1x


This coconut rice recipe is easy to make and perfectly fluffy with a lightly-sweet coconut flavor.


  • 2 cups jasmine or long-grain rice
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons white granulated sugar (optional*)


  1. Rinse the rice. Thoroughly rinse the rice in a fine mesh strainer until the water runs clear.
  2. Cook. Add the rice, coconut milk, water, sea salt and sugar (if using) to a large saucepan and stir to combine. Cook over medium-high heat until the rice reaches a boil. Give the rice a quick stir, turn the heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook undisturbed for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, and let the rice rest undisturbed for 10 minutes. Uncover and fluff the rice with a fork.
  3. Serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Sugar: Adding extra sugar is completely optional here, but I recommend adding a teaspoon or two if you prefer a slightly sweet coconut rice. Basic white granulated sugar will work, or coconut sugar or honey would be lovely too.