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Tropical Coconut Infused Rice

A Delicate Side Dish with an Eastern Twist

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Tropical Coconut Infused Rice

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 30 minutesServings:4 servingsCalories:237 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Indulge in the rich and creamy flavors of the East with this Tropical Coconut Infused Rice recipe. A perfect blend of jasmine rice and coconut milk transforms an ordinary side into a fragrant and exotic complement to any meal. Whether paired with spicy curries or grilled meats, this dish is sure to transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise.



  1. Sift the jasmine rice through a fine mesh sieve, thoroughly washing it under cold tap water. Use your hands to agitate the grains and scrub away the excess starch until the draining water is transparent, which should take roughly a minute.
  2. Transfer the cleansed rice into a mid-sized cooking pot. Pour in the coconut milk and water. Add the granulated sugar and a pinch of salt to the mix. Stir the contents gently until the sugar has fully dissolved, which typically takes about a minute.
  3. Set the pot over a medium flame and allow the rice mixture to reach a rolling boil. Once boiling, seal the pot with a lid, drop the heat to the lowest setting, and let the rice simmer quietly for 11 minutes, making sure not to disturb it during this process.
  4. After the simmering time has elapsed, switch off the burner, but do not remove the lid. Let the rice continue to steam in its own heat, which will help it become tender and absorb any remaining liquid, a process that should take around 10 minutes.
  5. When the rice is ready, remove the lid and fold in the coconut oil with a gentle touch. Once mixed, the rice is ready to be plated and enjoyed.


  • – For additional flavor, consider adding a pandan leaf or a few drops of pandan extract to the rice while cooking. Remove the leaf before serving.
Keywords:Coconut Rice, Asian Cuisine, Jasmine Rice, Tropical Side Dish, Easy Recipe, Vegetarian

Can I use a different type of rice for this recipe?

Jasmine rice is recommended for its fragrant aroma and texture, but you can use other types of long-grain rice. Adjust cooking times as needed.

Is it necessary to rinse the rice before cooking?

Rinsing the rice helps to remove excess starch, which can cause the rice to be sticky. For this recipe, a fluffier texture is desired, so rinsing is recommended.

Can I make this recipe in a rice cooker?

Yes, you can make this recipe in a rice cooker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking rice, using the same proportions of rice, coconut milk, water, sugar, and salt.

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