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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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Easy Coconut Lime Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 447kcal
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)


  • 1 3/4 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cups canned coconut milk one 14.5oz can (mix well before incorporating so both the coconut water and coconut cream are included)
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish (optional)


Rice Cooker Instructions:

  • Measure your rice, water and coconut milk with the same measuring cup so the volume measurements are exactly the same. You can even use the coconut milk can to measure the water and rice.
  • 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. Stir well to combine.
  • Put the lid on and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes, or until it appears all the liquid has absorbed.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let sit 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg