Double Coconut Jasmine Rice

Double Coconut Rice Recipe with Cilantro

Long grain rice, meet coconut.

Double Coconut Rice Recipe with Cilantro

You two make a power couple.

Rice that’s cooked in half water, half light coconut milk is just the slightest bit coconutty, which can really dress it up. To up that coconut flavor, I stir in unsweetened coconut flakes for a taste of far away islands and sand that burns underfoot. Fresh cilantro helps to brighten it and bumps up the aromatics ten-fold.

This double coconut rice is just fantastic with chicken tikka masala, jerk chicken, and all things Thai.

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

Double Coconut Rice Recipe with Cilantro

Double Coconut Jasmine Rice


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened light coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • 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.
  • 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 thoughts on “Double Coconut Jasmine Rice

  1. Johnny

    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. Janice Harper

    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

    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. Gina

    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

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

  6. Online Sunshine

    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. Mary

    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

    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

    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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