Simple Coconut Rice

Try this rice with any Latin American or Asian flavored dish, to add a bit or richness and flavor to your normal rice.



  • 2 c short grain rice (or jasmine rice, if you want to use long grain – I prefer short grain as it makes the rice a bit sticky)
  • 2 c water
  • 2 c high-quality coconut milk


  1. Combine rice, water, and coconut milk in a medium-large pot
  2. Heat over medium-high heat until mixture starts to boil, stirring constantly, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid
  3. Cook 15-20 minutes (depending on rice’s cooking time), until the liquid has been absorbed by the rice (check for doneness by eating the rice or looking for extra liquid)
  4. Remove pot from heat and leave rice covered 5-10 minutes, or until serving
  5. To serve, fluff with a fork