Coconut Mango Rice

"A fun Caribbean inspired recipe I found to post for ZWT3."
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  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add sweet onion, ginger and garlic, if using.
  • Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and stir until grains are coated with butter.
  • Shake can of coconut milk; add to rice along with water, salt and curry, if using.
  • Cover and bring mixture to a boil.
  • Stir and reduce heat to low; Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, peel mango and slice into thin bite-size strips or chop, then place in a bowl.
  • Seed and chop pepper, slice green onions in half, lengthwise, then into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces; Add to mango and stir in lime juice.
  • After rice has cooked 20 minutes, stir in mango mixture.
  • Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes to warm mango.
  • Serve scattered with coriander, if you wish.
  • A nice way to present this dish is to lightly pack rice mixture into a small rounded bowl or cup, then turn out onto a plate and top with coriander.
  • Enjoy! ;).

Questions & Replies

  1. Did anyone have a problem with their rice not being cooked? I used long grain brown rice. Should I have done something to it prior to starting the recipe?


  1. Great rice recipe! I wish my mango had been more flavourful - the ones you get here use to be quite watery, so mine didn't do the recipe justice. But it was delicious anyway, and I can imagine how fantastic it would be with a ripe, fragrant mango. I'll make this again :) Thanks for sharing!<br/>Made for Cook-A-Thon for Mommy Diva February 2012.
  2. A very yummy and easy-to-make rice dish. I left out the curry powder and cilantro for garnish, but made it per directions otherwise, and it turned out perfect.
  3. Flavorful and colorful rice! This was very enjoyable - loved all the fresh fruits and veggies and the touch of coconut from the milk. Thanks for sharing! ZWT7
  4. I loved this recipe but for some reason my rice did not cook. I used long grain brown rice and followed instructions to a tee. Any ideas?
  5. Pepper, my cockatiel, was so intrigued with this colorful dish and I love the way he encourages me greatly in my cooking endeavors. I'm for hire!


  1. This was a truly incredible rice! One of the best I have ever had and I love rice and have had my share. I added chives instead of green onions, since I didn't have any and used chicken broth instead of water, I also used the garlic. This will go into my Favorites of 2011 folder! Made for ZWT 7.
  2. This rice went wonderfully with the jerk marinated steaks I grilled up the other night. I really enjoyed the flavor and subtle sweetness of it. I did use the curry powder and added a little fresh chopped poblano chili to the dish to add a level of heat which I enjoy. Used flat Italian parsley instead of coriander leaves (aka cilantro). Will definately make again! Next time maybe I'll have a camera by then. :)



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