Coconut Lime Rice

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by ellie_

A different rice that's delicious with island-type kabobs or other Carribean dishes. I think this will also be good with some pineapple tidbits and/or cherries added. Recipe source: Turtle Bay Cookbook

Top Review by megnicu

My husband and children loved this!!! Have made other ones and never really went over as well! I had a can of fat-free coconut milk on hand so I used that and just added enough water to make the needed two cups. I also added a little more lime juice and a little zest. Will keep this one on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine water and coconut in a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Place a strainer over a small bowl and strain coconut mixture into bowl; reserving liquid, discarding coconut solids. You should have 2 cups coconut milk. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet heat oil and then add rice, stirring over medium heat until rice changes color (7-10 minutes).
  4. Stir in the reserved coconut milk and bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Stir in salt, pepper and lime juice.
  6. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  7. Simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

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