Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice is long grain white rice cooked with creamy coconut milk.  Top with scallions and toasted coconut flakes for the ultimate side! {GF, DF, V}

Creamy Coconut Rice is long grain white rice cooked with creamy coconut milk.  Top with scallions and toasted coconut flakes for the ultimate side! {GF, DF, V}

I’m crazy for coconut, which I’m pretty sure you already know.  I’ve presented coconut to you in a number of sweet recipes, but here’s a little something new.

This Creamy Coconut Rice is a wonderful, savory way to enjoy coconut.  What’s the secret?  There’s  finely shredded unsweetened coconut in the rice itself, and the liquid is a combination of light coconut milk and water.

The result is like a white fluffy cloud of coco-nutty creaminess.  I topped it with toasted coconut flakes and scallions, and I was in heaven.

This is a side dish that doubles as a treat. 🙂

Creamy Coconut Rice is long grain white rice cooked with creamy coconut milk.  Top with scallions and toasted coconut flakes for the ultimate side! {GF, DF, V}

I used long grain white rice for this recipe, but jasmine rice and even brown rice work well in this recipe.  If you use brown rice, you’ll need to adjust the liquid and cooking time according to package instructions.

The coconut flavor may not be as pronounced as brown rice has a nutty flavor all its own, but it will be every bit as creamy.

Creamy Coconut Rice is great served with Thai curry dishes, teriyaki, or any simple grilled meat, fish, or stir-fry.

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, just eat a bowl of it all on it’s own.

I can’t get enough of this creamy stuff.  🙂

Creamy Coconut Rice is long grain white rice cooked with creamy coconut milk.  Top with scallions and toasted coconut flakes for the ultimate side! {GF, DF, V}

Try this Creamy Coconut Rice with these recipes!

30-Minute Coconut Curry Chicken and Vegetables

Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi with Mango Avocado Salsa

Maple Orange Teriyaki Salmon Bowls

Creamy Coconut Rice

Creamy Coconut Rice is long grain white rice cooked with creamy coconut milk.  Top with scallions and toasted coconut flakes for the ultimate side! {GF, DF, V}

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup long grain white or jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • scallions and toasted coconut for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the rice, shredded coconut, coconut milk, water and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover, reduce heat slightly, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  2. Fluff the rice gently with a fork.
  3. Serve the rice garnished with scallions and toasted coconut flakes, if desired.  Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will change based on quantities consumed, substitutions that are made, and brands that are used.  This information does not include the optional garnishes.
  • To toast coconut flakes, place in a large skillet over medium low heat until lightly golden, about 3 minutes.  Keep a close eye on them as they burn easily.
  • You may substitute full fat coconut milk for the light version but the nutrition information will change.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 4-6 servings, Serving Size: 1/6th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 104
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 149mg
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Protein: 2g

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