Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

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based on 11 reviews
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5 min.
35 min.
7 servings

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.


  • 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)
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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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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!!!

- Tiffany from St. George

coconut rice

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

- elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

Coconut Rice

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

- Connie Ladd from CINCINNATI, OH

Coconut Rice

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

- Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

Nice twist on a simple dish

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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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/7 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 7

  • Amount Per Serving
  • 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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