Nigerian Coconut Shrimp Rice

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 25 mins

Don't have two coconuts? Use a can of coconut milk with water to make 2-1/2 cups.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook rice with coconut milk instead of water.
  2. Add the shrimp, salt, and pepper.
  3. At the last minute add the tomatoes and carrots.
Most Helpful

5 5

Wow what a great meal, we had. I used collosal shrimp in this dish and wasn't sorry. The rice was incredible, just a little creamy. I really enjoyed the addition of carrot and tomato to the dish. The most predominent flavor is the coconut. I must admit that I used lite coconut milk, it worked great in this dish and didn't affect the flavor at all. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will be making this again. Made for the Pool Party 2010 in the Diabetes Forum.

5 5

Coconut rice and shrimp? That is simply genius!

5 5

This is really good. Be sure that it's really dry meaning that its consistency shouldn't be like a rissotto. Traditionally, it should not be runny but the rice should absorb all the liquid. My kids don't like shrimp so I use pre-cooked groundbeef or chunks of chicken breasts! Yummy!