Double Coconut Jasmine Rice

by Andie Mitchell on August 10, 2011


Long grain rice, meet double coconut.

Double coconut, meet long grain rice.


Really beautiful couple, the two of you make.

Once steeped in coconut milk for the ultimate creamy, satin mouthfeel.

Once tossed with sweetened coconut flakes for a taste of far away islands and sand that burns underfoot and sun that seeps into your spirit.

This rice lays best beside, well, everything.

But it’s fantastic with chicken tikka masala, jerk chicken, and all things Thai.

Make it for friends and family and freeloaders to round out any highly flavorful meal, and they’ll always want to stay for dinner.


Double Coconut Jasmine Rice


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Combine rice with water, coconut milk, and salt in a small pot set over high heat. Bring the liquid to a boil, stir, and turn the heat down to low. Cover and allow the rice to cook for 20 minutes.
  2. At this point, most of the liquid should have been absorbed by the rice; check by stirring gently with a fork. Remove the pot from the heat, stir in the shredded coconut, and let stand, covered, for another 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve with fresh minced cilantro.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Halley August 11, 2011 at 12:35 am

I am trying this tomorrow! Coconut and Rice are a match made in Heaven.


Johnny August 11, 2011 at 12:51 am

This sounds fabulous!!
I’m going to be with family today and we always talk best while eating! This will be a winner to introduce.
Andie, thought I would tell you that my Mom’s passing on to be with God and knowing all of you has made my life away from family wonderful and YOU have been soooo very caring.
Thank you,


Amy August 11, 2011 at 4:25 am

Delicious! Can’t wait to try it out with some veggie curry!!


Riss August 11, 2011 at 5:17 am

Mmmm. Throw some fresh basil in there, and we have ourselves a wild and crazy party!


Brenda the Barefootcookingirl August 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

Oh, my, that does look delicious!


Janice Harper August 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

Sounds great — but why not make it triple cocounut? Saute the rice in coconut oil a few minutes before adding the water and coconut milk. Serve in a hollowed out coconut shell with some diced fish on top and a pina coloda on the side and pretend you’re vacationing in Hawaii! (Best enjoyed with a sunburn.)


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 11, 2011 at 7:33 am

Yay! I have some coconut milk I need to use and perhaps I shall go for the trifecta and put coconut shrimp on top! Woot!


Lisa August 11, 2011 at 8:11 am

That sounds delicious. But, the way you write, you could make dirt sound delectable so I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!


Gina August 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

I’m thinking Jerk chicken with coconut jasmine rice and a pile ‘o roasted brocc!!! The aforementioned meal will be making an appearance next week!


Megan (Braise The Roof) August 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

I second to serve this with jerk chicken- I did that recently and it was awesome! Although I used peas instead of cilantro. Cilantro would have been way better. ;)


Biz August 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I can’t wait to make this when I get back from vacation – love the double coconut!


Rivki Locker August 11, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I love coconut but don’t use it often enough. This looks wonderful. Bookmarking to try soon.


Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking August 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

This looks incredible… so that’s how the rice tastes so coconuty, because you use coconut milk. Cool!!! I love Coconut Rice and yes, it tastes fantastic with Chicken Tikka Masala and particularly Thai food… YUM!


My Life as a Mrs August 12, 2011 at 6:48 am

YUM! I lurve coconut rice… throw some coconut oil in there and call it a “triple” ;) See you in a week and a half lady!


Heidi August 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

I made this this week – and even had the leftover for breakfast on the next day (without the cilantro)! : )Sooo good!


Online Sunshine August 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

I will definitely be trying this! My other half looooooves coconut! I like the suggestion of serving it with coconut shrimp. But Chicken Masala sounds equally delectable!


Mary August 13, 2011 at 7:18 am

This looks delicious. I’m new here and just wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog. It’s beautiful and you’ve created a lovely spot for your readers to visit. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary


Jen @ keepitsimplefoods August 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Oh la la. I love coconut rice. Too bad I recently found an infestation of tiny bugs in my rice and had to toss it all. Every last grain. Boooo.


Heather (Heather's Dish) August 15, 2011 at 5:01 am

what a delicious combination. i remember a trip to the british virgin islands where i had a fantastic roasted veggie dish that was served with coconut rice. talk about heaven on a plate!


Liz August 15, 2011 at 6:45 am

This is insanely good. My roommate ate half of it last night without my permission, and I’m not even mad because I could have easily done the same thing.


AndreaSomething August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Looks like I’m making a stop at Trader Joes tonight! This looks delicious and exactly what I need on a Monday night :)


Carole August 16, 2011 at 6:39 am

Thank you!!


adrianne (all of the above) August 22, 2011 at 1:19 pm

This looks scrumptious! I’ve been experimenting with Indian cooking lately of the completely-homemade-and-delicious variety, and this will be a much better side than just plain-jane rice.


rebekah May 7, 2012 at 7:35 am

this recipe was a huge hit this past weekend!
However, the kids demanded we go to the movies since the kitchen smelled o the scent of coconut oil used to make theater popcorn!!


Нора June 21, 2013 at 2:38 am

Как автор, писала бы аналогично. Благодарю…


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