A Guide to Feeding our Future

Coco’s Coconut Rice

By: Anik Vienneau, RHN – Shediac, NB

“This coconut rice is really tasty and easy to make!”

coconut rice

Yields: 6 servings


  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 2 cups brown basmati rice
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Fresh Cilantro (for garnish)


  1. In a medium pot, melt 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  2. Saute onions in oil until soft.
  3. Add 1 more tbsp of coconut oil and add rice. Blend until it has absorbed the oil.
  4. Add the can of coconut milk and the 3 cups of water and blend well.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Turn down to medium-low heat to bring to a simmer.
  7. Sprinkle Cumin, salt and crushed garlic into rice.
  8. Let simmer for 30 minutes or until all liquids have been absorbed.

Options: Try adding shredded coconut or pistachios to make this dish extra special!



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