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Coconut Lime Rice

This Coconut Lime Rice is light, fluffy, and packed with flavor. Basmati rice is toasted with coconut flakes then simmered with lime juice and zest in creamy coconut milk. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack/Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: basmati rice, coconut milk, healthy
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter use a vegan variety or use more coconut oil to make vegan
  • 1 cup basmati rice rinsed and drained well
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 lime zested and juiced (you need 2 tablespoons juice)
  • 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped cilantro optional, for serving


  • Melt coconut oil and butter in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add rice and coconut flakes.
  • Toast, stirring regularly, for 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Place lime juice, zest, coconut milk, water, salt, and pepper in a medium sized saucepan.
  • Bring to a low boil, whisking occasionally.
  • Stir in toasted rice and coconut flakes, cover, and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al denté.
  • Fluff with fork, then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Top with cilantro and serve!
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This is a stickier rice from the coconut milk, keep that in mind. :)


Serving: 1person | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg