This Easy Coconut Rice is the perfect side dish for all your favourite Asian-style meals! Make it in under 20 minutes with only a few simple ingredients!
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I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new side dishes to jazz up our weeknight meal routine. We eat rice about once a week and for some reason we’ve been in one of those flavourless white rice ruts! Can you relate?? This Easy Coconut Lime Rice is just about as easy to prepare as regular white rice, but it’s got TONS of flavour your family will love!
I’ve shared so many of my favourite Asian-style recipes with you in the past, like these Healthy Chicken Teriyaki Rice Bowls, these Korean Beef Rice Bowls, and this fantastic Honey Garlic Shrimp recipe. This Easy Coconut Lime Rice would be the perfect side dish for any of those delicious and easy dinner options!
How to make Coconut Rice
Making this Easy Lime Coconut Rice is so easy, especially if you have a rice cooker. Simply add all the ingredients to your rice cooker, set to cook, and let the rice cooker do all the work!
If you don’t have a rice cooker, simply follow the stove-top directions outlined in the yellow recipe card below – just add all the ingredients to a medium pot, cook on medium heat until all the liquid is absorbed, let stand with the lid on for several minutes, fluff with a fork, and serve!
Real, good-quality coconut milk is an essential ingredient in this Easy Coconut Lime Rice Recipe – be sure to buy the canned variety and steer clear of the coconut milk beverage sold in the natural beverage aisle.
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I hope you love this Easy Coconut Lime Rice as much as we do! Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favourite Asian-style main dish you’d serve with this Easy Coconut Lime Rice? I’d love to know!
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Easy Coconut Lime Rice
This Easy Coconut Lime Rice is the perfect side dish for all your favourite Asian-style meals! Make it in under 20 minutes with only a few simple ingredients!
- 1 cup white basmati rice
- 2 cups canned coconut milk (mix well before incorporating so both the coconut water and coconut cream are included)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- zest of one lime optional
- chopped parsley for garnish (optional)
Rice Cooker Instructions:
Add the rice, coconut milk, water, salt, lime juice and lime zest (if using) to your rice cooker. Stir to combine.
Place the lid on and set to cook. When the rice cooker lets you know the rice is done (it will switch from COOK to KEEP WARM), fluff with a fork and serve with a sprinkling of fresh parsley for garnish, if desired.
Stove Top Instructions:
Add the rice, coconut milk, water, salt, lime juice and lime zest to a medium pot over medium heat. Stir well to combine.
Cook over medium heat for about 13-15 minutes, or until it appears all the liquid has absorbed.
Remove the pot from the heat and let stand for about 10 minutes with the lid on.
Fluff with a fork and serve.
Be sure to use canned coconut milk for this recipe as it contains the solid coconut cream and coconut water. The coconut cream brings the intense coconut flavour, so using a thin, low fat coconut beverage will not work for this recipe.