Coconut Rice with Cilantro

Sweet Basmati Coconut Rice

Easy to make Coconut Rice is the perfect addition to your weeknight meals!
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Basmati Rice, Coconut Rice, Easy Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest (covered) 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Melissa


  • 1 cup Basmati Rice Rinsed
  • 1.5 cups Coconut Milk
  • 0.5 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Butter (or margarine)
  • pinch Salt
  • 0.5 cup Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)


  • In a large saucepan combine the basmati rice with coconut milk, water and salt. Bring to a boil. 
  • Once a it comes to a rolling boil reduce the heat to low and cover. Cook 15 minutes and remove from the heat. 
  • Cover and allow to stand for 5 minutes. Toss with butter and shredded coconut. 


Rinsing the Basmati: 
*Run the rice under cold water in your small grains colander for a few minutes while stirring with your fingers. This allows some of the starch to rinse off.