Coconut Rice

Rice is one of those go to dishes whenever one is in a hurry to prepare a meal. I think it is a staple in most households. The thing I like most about rice is that it’s very versatile and you can cook it in almost any way imaginable.

To avoid cooking it in the same boring steamed manner, there are other easy methods, you can add a teaspoon of turmeric powder and voila, a whole different look and taste. Recently, I have come to love coconut rice, the rich taste of coconut in the rice is just perfect.

For this simple dish, you’ll need;

1 cup rice – chaff removed and thoroughly washed

2 cups warm water /1 cup water 1 cup coconut milk

A sachet of coconut cream powder – I used four tablespoons of the powder

Salt to taste

You can choose to use the coconut milk  which is the preferred method since the coconut taste is far richer than using the coconut cream powder. Seeing that I wanted to save my coconut milk for another recipe I used the powder.

Coconut cream powder
Coconut cream powder
the powder
the powder

Mix one cup of warm water with the coconut cream powder. Stir to get rid of any lumps formed.

'coconut milk'
‘coconut milk’

In a sufuria add the ‘coconut milk’, the other cup of water and the rice.

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I cook my rice a bit differently from others and every time the grains come out one by one. I may boast that it may be my method of cooking but I think a huge part is because of the type of rice I use. Anyway, crank up the heat. Yeah, that’s my secret. Leaving the sufuria uncovered, bring the mixture  to a rapid boil.

'rapid boil'
‘rapid boil’

Once boiled, reduce the heat then cover the sufuria and let the rice simmer until the all evaporates.


And the rice is ready for serving.

one by one
one by one

Now serve with your favourite stew.



  1. i also love coconut rice..but i first fry onions in oil then add the coconut milk and the water and abit of salt..

  2. In my excitement to try this out, i bought desiccated coconut instead.. what do i do with it and i don’t bake??

    • Actually if don’t mind chewing on the coconut while eating the rice you can use it. Another time hubby decided to use it and it was not bad. Yeah you can use it in baking, like if you normally use two cups of flour, just use 1 1/2 cups then add 3/4 cup of the coconut. You can make cookies with it also.

  3. I add grated carrots to my coconut rice which I make with coconut milk. Tastes amazing plus you have veggies in there.

  4. I love your blog! Very keen follower. What brand of rice do you use if you don’t mind my asking? Also, do you have any tasty recipes for brown rice?

    • Hey Anna? Thanks a lot. I use sunrice, the one in the orange pack. As for the brown rice recipes, I bought some recently so be on the lookout for some tasty recipes.


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