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Easy Coconut Rice

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time


2 cups jasmine rice

1 (400 ml) can coconut milk

1 + 1/2 cups water

1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)

1 teaspoon granulated sugar (or to taste)

1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped (optional for garnish)


In a medium-sized cooking pot or in a mixing bowl, rinse the jasmine rice in several changes of cold water until the water runs clear. Drain any excess water in a large fine-mesh sieve and place the rice back into the cooking pot.

Add coconut milk, water, salt, and sugar.

Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and cook covered for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue to cook for 5 minutes.

Fluff and serve with some chopped cilantro on top (optional).

Rice Cooker Instructions:

If making this recipe in the rice cooker, you will need to use 1/2 cup less water.

Rinse the rice as directed in the recipe.

Add all of the ingredients into the rice cooker and give them a quick stir. Set the rice cooker to cook on the white rice setting.

Once done, keep the rice cooker sealed and let the rice steam for another 5-10 minutes. Then, open the lid, fluff it with a fork, and serve.


Serving Size

1 cup



Total Fat

12.2 g

Saturated Fat

10.7 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

0 g


0 mg


592.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate

29.2 g

Dietary Fiber

0 g

Total Sugars

1 g


3.4 g

4 servings


5 minutes

active time

30 minutes

total time
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