This Creamy Coconut Rice recipe is full of delicious coconut flavor and you won’t believe how easy the recipe is!
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Have you ever discovered a “new” food, fell in love with it, then ate it so much you got sick of it? Yep, that’s me and this Creamy Coconut Rice, except I’m still waiting to get sick of it!
I make this side dish about once a week, and it’s my 9-year-old’s first request when I ask what he wants me to make for dinner! It’s seriously so easy, so delicious, and pairs well with a ton of different foods!
I have been obsessed with using coconut in recipes for quite some time now. It all started with this Coconut Curry Chicken. I never liked coconut as a child, and now I can not get enough! Funny how that works, isn’t it!?
So, one day, out of the blue, I decided to attempt to make coconut rice with nothing but rice, water, and a can of coconut milk. I had no idea if it would even work since every other coconut rice recipe seems to involve more! To put it simply, it works amazzzzzingly well! I call this Creamy Coconut Rice for good reason!
The rice (especially brown rice) may take a little longer to cook than it normally would if you just used water, but be patient. The end result will be the creamiest rice you could ever imagine! And it will be loaded with coconut flavor! Loaded!
Creamy Coconut Rice Recipe
There really isn’t much to this recipe at all! All you need is rice, a can of coconut milk, a little water, and a pot!
You make Creamy Coconut Rice almost the exact same way you make regular rice. Use 1 Cup of rice, 1 can of coconut milk, and a little water to make it an even 2 Cups of liquid. The rice may take a little longer to cook than normal, and you may need to stir it once in awhile to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
I have made this with both reduced fat and regular coconut milk and regular definitely works best. Of the few brands I have tried, I have had the best results with the Thai Kitchens brand regular coconut milk (this is not a sponsored post, just my own personal preference).
This Creamy Coconut Rice pairs well with all kinds of dishes. I serve it when I make curries, fish, and anything that has a tropical vibe to it, like this Cuban Spice Marinated Pork! I also really like it with this Pan Seared Chicken with Creamy Coconut Cilantro Lime Sauce because in my opinion, you can never have too much coconut!
If you are a coconut-lover, like me, you have got to try this super easy Creamy Coconut Rice! I really do think you will love it – especially how easy it is to make! Leave a comment or send me a message and let me know how it goes!
- 1 Cup rice
- 1 Can coconut milk regular works best
- 2/3 Cups water
Add rice, coconut milk and water to a saucepan. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil. cover an let simmer until the liquid is absorbed, still stirring once in awhile. Check to make sure the rice is tender. If not, add a little more water and continue simmering until it is done.
Nutritional Information per Serving: 200 calories, 15g fat (13g saturated fat), 13g carbohydrates (0g fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein
** nutritional information is an estimate and will vary depending on the brands you use and any alterations you make to the recipe.