Coconut Milk Rice Recipe | How To Prepare Coconut Milk Rice

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Coconut milk rice is a dish that can be served as either an appetizer or main course. The name of this dish comes from the white coconut water and brown rice which are soaked in it for hours, making for a light but incredibly flavorful meal perfect to serve on its own or with some protein (like fish) at dinner time.

Coconut milk rice is one of many dishes made out of the versatile raw material known as Coconut Milk-and while other cuisines may use soy sauce instead, most recipes include milk derivatives like cream and butterfat because there’s no substitute! This simple recipe usually starts by soaking long grain Basmati rice in fresh coconut milk overnight so that every bite has all these wonderful flavours combining together.

Coconut Milk Rice Recipe | How To Prepare Coconut Milk Rice

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 713
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Coconut is known for its fiber and healing quality of his milk. It is very nutritious, tasty as it is (milk) and when it is added to rice it will be a haven to taste. Rice recipes are very popular in India specially in South India where it is the main food.





  1. Grind coconut and extract its juice (with less or without water). Then add 1 cup water and grind again and then strain, repeat one more time so you get two cups of coconut milk. Cut potato lengthwise thinly (like finger chips)

  2. Soak rice in coconut milk (1 rice + 2 cups milk).

  3. Heat oil, season with clove, cardamom, cinnamon as it is or your can powder them.

  4. Add onion, ginger paste, garlic paste, green chili paste.

  5. When fine aroma rises add soaked rice with milk and potato and cook till done, if needed, add water to cook.

  6. Tasty delicious yummy aromatic coconut milk rice is ready.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 713kcal
Calories from Fat 297kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Sodium 66mg3%
Potassium 551mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 94g32%
Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


You also get readymade coconut milk or dry coconut powder in market. You can purchase them and follow instructions. Lot of time is saved.

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