Coconut Rice from Zanzibar

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

Posted for ZWT, I haven't made it yet. I guessed on the yield and the time.


  1. Soak rice for twenty minutes, then drain.
  2. Bring the coconut milk, water, rice and salt to a near boil. Cook for about ten minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce heat to simmer and cover tightly. Let steam for 20-25 minutes.


Most Helpful

I mixed the basmati with wild rice :D since I was short of basmati. Well, it came out so exotic with a coconut flavor. lol it's just so good! Even served this with Recipe #310179. Thanks! Made for WZT4 KKK.

Pneuma June 24, 2008

I used brown rice as that is what I had. Nice tasting. Thanks for sharing puppitypup. Made for ZWT4 for the Flying Dutchess'.

WiGal June 23, 2008

Made & reviewed for ZWT 4 ~ Kumquat's Kookin Kaboodles! This recipe makes a delicious simple rice. I halved the recipe & it served 4 as a side dish. Thanks Julie for another great recipe

Um Safia June 20, 2008

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