Plain coconut rice is a dish made by cooking white rice of choice in coconut milk.   This rice dish is so easy to make, but it delivers the most flavorful rice, with minimal ingredients.  The coconut base enriches this dish, giving you very flavorful and creamy rice.   You might be tempted to make it every day.

 

Ever since I started adding coconut milk in my plain rice, I have never looked back.  I always have tins of coconut milk at home mainly for this purpose.  By the way, when purchasing tinned coconut milk, make sure it has only two ingredients.  Namely, coconut and water.

 

This dish is found in many cultures throughout the world from Asia, South America to Africa.  Plain coconut rice is one of the most straightforward rice recipes I can think of, and various curry dishes go with it.

 

 

plain coconut rice

 

 

I love incorporating coconut products in my day-to-day cooking.  It is due to the many health benefits.  The saturated fats in coconut not only increase the good cholesterol in our bodies but also help convert the bad cholesterol in good cholesterol.  It promotes heart health and lowers the risk of heart disease.  So don’t hesitate to add coconut products to your diet starting with this recipe.

 

Due to the very simple seasoning, the rice maintains a strong coconut flavor.  Accompany this plain coconut rice with Mung Beans Curry or any curry of your choice.

 

To make this plain coconut rice, I wash my rice and drain it well.  I then heat cooking oil in a pot and add my drained rice.  I allow the rice to toast a bit before adding my coconut milk, salt, and water.  Once the liquid starts boiling, I seal my pot and let the rice to cook for about 25 minutes.

 

 

Plain coconut rice Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Plain coconut rice is a dish made by cooking white rice of choice in coconut milk.   This dish is found in many cultures throughout the world from Asia, South America to Africa.  Plain coconut rice is one of the most straightforward rice recipes I can think of, and various curry dishes go with it. Due to the very simple seasoning, the rice maintains a strong coconut flavor.

Servings: 4 people
Author: Jayne Rain
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, lightly heat the oil on medium heat.  Add the rice and toast for a few minutes till lightly brown.  Keep a close eye at this point continually stirring to avoid burning the rice.


  2. Add the water, coconut milk, and salt and stir well.



  3. Cover the pot and bring to a boil.



  4. Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and cook the rice for about 25 minutes.


  5. Turn off the heat and allow the rice to rest for 5 minutes with a covered lid.

  6. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Recipe Notes

Skip toasting the rice at the beginning if you don't like that.  But I highly suggest trying it because this will give you the fluffiest plain coconut rice.

 

What do you think about this Plain Coconut Rice recipe?  Have you tried it out? Meet me in the comment section below and share your thoughts.  I would love to hear from you.

 

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