Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice
Makes:
7
servings
Prep Time:
5
minutes
Total Time:
35
minutes
based on 11 reviews
6

Dietary Considerations:

Low CalorieLow FatLow SodiumVegetarian
Coconut Rice is a favorite in many countries. In this Colombian-inspired recipe, coconut milk and lime zest add flavor elements to this easy-to-prepare dish. Often served with fish and seafood, it is also wonderful with spicy foods. Great for any occasion.

In this recipe:

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can (11.8 oz.) coconut water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Grated lime zest (optional)

Directions:

BRING coconut water to a boil in medium pot on medium heat. Add salt and rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until water is almost absorbed. Add evaporated milk. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Some additional water maybe needed to reach desired texture of rice. Remove from heat. Stir in grated lime zest, to taste, if desired.


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Joanie Shields from HIGH POINT, NC

This is an excellent and easy to prepare side dish. A nice tasty change. Love it.

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    MMMmmmm!!!!

    Tiffany from St. George

    This was very good. It had just the perfect flavor of coconut without overpowering the rice. However, I used coconut milk instead of coconut water and it turned out perfect. I think I'm going to make this all the time now instead of regular rice. Yummy!!!

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    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    Easy, creamy and rich. I never have had coconut rice. This is sooooo good! Everyone will LOVE this great spin on everyday rice.

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    Coconut Rice

    Connie Ladd from CINCINNATI, OH

    Excellent recipe. The texture and taste are great and so easy and quick to make. My family loved it. We have it for breakfast.

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    Coconut Rice

    Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

    It was different , very easy to make. But not too crazy on it. We prefer southern style.

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    Nice twist on a simple dish

    CHERYL PETERSEN from ELBOW LAKE, MN

    This was a very easy side dish to make. The hint of coconut was not too strong. I added the lime zest - but I don't think I would do that again. Very nice compliment to Shrimp.

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    LYNNE KRIEGER from YACOLT, WA

    VERY GOOOD. MY FAMILY REALLY ENJOYED THIS DISH. I SERVED THIS BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS AND STEAMED VEGGIES. BIG HIT. THANK YOU.

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    Coconut Rice

    Joanie Shields from HIGH POINT, NC

    This is an excellent and easy to prepare side dish. A nice tasty change. Love it.

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    Joan Randall from CAPE CORAL, FL

    As a lover of Thi food, this recipe was very appealing to me! It was succlent and full of coconut flavor. I live in a small town and could not find coconut water, so I diluted coconut milk and loved the outcome!

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    this was ok

    latoya singleton from wilkes barre, PA

    the recipe, so ok nothing to jump for. You always have to make sure that you are doing the recipe really well or it will be soggy

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    louise colle from MASSAPEQUA PARK, NY

    I am not a big fan of white rice, however, this was suprisingly delicious. It is very easy to make which I truly appreciate. My 9 year old twins who are reluctant to try different foods, really loved this too. They want me to make it again soon.

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    ELEGANT RICE

    Sunny Hollins from WATERTOWN,NEW YORK

    IN ORDER TO GET FAMILY MEMBERS TO EAT MORE RICE, I AM CONSTANTLY TRYING NEW AND DIFFERENT RECIPES. THIS ONE WAS A HIT WITH MY FAMILY, ESPECIALLY WHEN I ALTERNATED LIME-HERB GRILLED SHRIMP TO THE MEAL PLATTER. SO GLAD IT WAS AVAILABLE FOR ME TO TRY. NEXT TIME I PLAN TO PAIR IT WITH GRILLED SALMON AND SAUTEED SPINACH. THIS A WINNER.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/7 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe:

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from Fat: 15
  • Total Fat: 1.5g (2% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 1g (5% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 200mg (8% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 26g (9% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 6% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Coconut Rice

Ingredients

  • 1 can (11.8 oz.) coconut water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup medium grain rice
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • Grated lime zest (optional)

 

Directions

BRING coconut water to a boil in medium pot on medium heat. Add salt and rice. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until water is almost absorbed. Add evaporated milk. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Some additional water maybe needed to reach desired texture of rice. Remove from heat. Stir in grated lime zest, to taste, if desired.

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