The Perfect Coconut Rice!

All the secrets to get soft, moist and creamy basmati rice cooked in coconut milk and coconut water.

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Yes, you heard me, this is the perfect coconut rice recipe. It is very simple to make, but it will get you a soft, moist rice that you can pair with curries, fish, hot soups and what more!

In Asia people cannot dine without a bowl (or 2) of steamed rice. It’s like for us Italian, we will never have a dining table without some freshly baked bread. There are many ways you can cook rice: simply steaming it, adding lemon zest and olive oil, adding some green onions and eggs.
I love coconut milk, so this recipe makes for me the best rice I could wish for.

I am slowly recovering from my wisdom tooth surgery and this soft rice was just perfect for my sore mouth.

Give it a try, you will become addicted!

Ingredients (makes 2 cups):

  • 1-1/2 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • 1 tbsp fresh shredded coconut

Place rice on a strainer and rinse it under cold water until the water runs clear. Let the rice drain completely

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Into a medium size saucepan, heat up the coconut oil. Add the Jasmine rice and stir on medium-low for a couple of minutes or until rice is almost transparent.

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Add the coconut water and milk, stir well

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Add in the fresh shredded coconut, Bring the mixture to a simmer, cover with a lid and let it cook on low until all liquid is absorbed (about 12-15 min) – Keep an eye on it!

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Turn off the heat and let the rice rest for about 5 min. Then fluff it gently with a fork and serve it.

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Easy, quick and super duper tasty!

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I love it!

If you make this recipe, tag me on IG @the_fit_mediterranean!


– Dani

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.