Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

If you like coconut rice, this is an easy way to prepare Samoan coconut rice. You can use leftover rice as well ! Posted for ZWT7.


  1. Wash the rice as usually.
  2. Join rice and cold water in a pot and bring to boil. At this point reduce the heat to minimum and leave to cook thghltly covered for about 15-20 minutes until rice is adsorbed and rice through.
  3. Turn off the heat.
  4. Now add coconut milk and salt and stir well. Let sit for other 15 minutes and serve.
  5. Note: For more coconut flavor, you can top it with roasted coconut or with fresh coconut.
  6. Note: Rice leftovers? Mix toghether cooked rice and coconut milk (1 cup coconut milk each 4 cups cooked rice), heat gently stirring continuously until hot, remove from heat and let sit 5 more minutes before severving.
Most Helpful

I made this to go with Sticky Chicken Drumsticks made with hot chili sauce, and this was the perfect rice to contrast with the heat from the chicken. I used leftover rice, and the directions for using leftover rice worked out perfectly. Thanks for sharing! Made for Newest Tag.

breezermom May 27, 2012

Coconut rice is such a nice foil for spicy dishes, like the spicy scallops I prepared. I modified quantities on the fly to fit my 3-cup rice cooker. One thing I did do in addition was to take the lonely lemongrass stalk languishing in the veggie bin, peel it, smash it, cut into a few large chunks and throw it in with the rice. The lemongrass fragrance really enhanced the rice.

duonyte March 16, 2012

I was worried that this rice might be too creamy and sticky, not so at all........ The rice was really nice.
The rice turned out really well, a great texture with just a subtle flavor of coconut. The coconut milk did not overpower the rice at all.
Served with a stir fry chicken this was just the thing. We really liked the rice made like this.
Thanks awalde for another great recipe

Tisme January 13, 2012