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Easy Coconut Rice Video

Easy Coconut Rice from Karista's Kitchen

I’ve been making this easy coconut rice for years. It goes with just about everything.

I pair it with my Hawaiian Slow Roasted Pork, marinated pork tenderloin that I throw on the grill with some pineapple, grilled or roasted chicken breast, stir fry’s, miso sake roasted fish, grilled or roasted veggies and sometimes I make it just to eat with my nori.

This is the ultimate and easiest side dish for a busy weeknight, weekend barbecues or slow cooked roasts.

Because this easy coconut rice is one of my most pinned recipes on Pinterest, I thought I should post a video of how easy it is. So I had one made! Here’s the video and I’ll post it on my Facebook and Instagram pages as well.

Enjoy this Easy Coconut Rice and let me know how you like it.

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love,


Easy Coconut Rice

Serving Size: 4

Easy Coconut Rice


  • ¾ cup canned coconut milk (not light or low-fat)
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup Jasmine or Basmati rice
  • Pinch of salt


  • Prepare the coconut rice by combining the coconut milk, rice, water and pinch of salt in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally so the rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Then turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-18 minutes, or until the rice is tender.
  • Fluff with a fork and keep it covered until ready to serve.
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  • Reply
    August 1, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Why not light or low fat?

    • Reply
      August 1, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Norma, Thanks for the question! Purely from a taste and texture perspective, the fat in the coconut milk gives the rice a lovely silky texture and a much nicer flavor. As well, I’m a fan of “healthy” fats and feel that a little coconut milk in my diet is a good thing. Plus I love the flavor 🙂 If you’d like to try it with a “lite” version feel free to experiment. Let me know what you think. Karista

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