Colombian Recipes - Rice With Coconut

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

The Caribbean region of my country is one of the gastronomic culture with a more varied and exquisite dishes. This recipe is typical of this region, but the preparation that I present here may vary a little from the traditional. This in order to provide a most practical and rapid, but equally delicious. This rice usually accompanies dishes of the region, particularly fried fish and fried plantains.


  1. Take a medium coconut, peel it, get out the juice and reserve it. Grind or mash well and place the coconut to the fire along with two cups of hot water and the juice of the coconut. Add a tablespoon of salt and a tablespoon of butter. When it starts to boil, add half a pound of rice and let simmer uncovered until it begins to dry. Place over low heat, cover and cook until it is dry and the grain is loose.