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Creamy Coconut Rice

This rice, cooked with coconut milk, elevates the flavor of the rice. It's a solid accompaniment to many dishes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 8
Calories 57 kcal


  • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk (13.6 oz cans)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups jasmine rice (or other rice)
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp sugar (can be omitted)


  • Dump all ingredients into a medium sauce pan.
  • Bring to a low simmer, then turn the temperature down to low.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
  • NOTE: Stir this rice a couple of times during cooking so the coconut milk does not burn on the bottom of the pan.
  • TIP: Serve with a sprinkle of lime zest over the top to make it pretty. The lime tastes great, too.
Keyword coconut, rice, side dishes