Double Coconut Jasmine Rice


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.


  1. Johnny says

    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,

  2. says

    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.)

  3. Lisa says

    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!

  4. says

    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!

  5. Heidi says

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

  6. Online Sunshine says

    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!

  7. says

    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

  8. Liz says

    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.

  9. rebekah says

    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!!

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