Sweet Coconut Rice Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet Coconut Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Sweet Coconut Rice

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"Delicious sweet coconut rice that can be thrown in a rice cooker or done on the stove. This is great when paired with a Thai green curry or stir-fry! Ideally, make this with either jasmine rice or long-grain white rice."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Stir rice, coconut milk, and water together in a saucepan. Dissolve sugar into the liquid.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the saucepan, and simmer until the majority of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice, 15 to 20 minutes. Leaving saucepan on the burner, turn heat off and let rice steam until sticky, about 5 to 10 minutes more. Garnish with shredded coconut.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Check liquid for sweetness before cooking. I dip a spoon in to taste the liquid and make sure it's sweet enough.
  • If you are nuts for coconut like me, add the shredded coconut as a garnish prior to serving.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 05, 2014

This was reminiscent of rice pudding for me because of the creaminess. I used palm sugar because I don't cook with white sugar(personal preference). 1 tsp was enough. Shredded coconut added a welcomed texture. I'll make this again. Thanks Melucy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 15, 2015

Okay, but not a strong coconut taste. Made this in my rice cooker. I used the stated amount of sugar. I found that if I added some sugar on my rice at the table it bought out the coconut taste more. Not a bad recipe by any means, but I would want to play with it some more to suite our tastes. My teen didn't like it at all. A lot leftover.

Mar 26, 2014

We LOVED this! I only used the teaspoon of sugar called for b/c I didn't want it too sweet, and that was perfect, so if you want it SWEET def add more sugar. I liked the addition of the coconut sprinkled on top, which also gave some sweetness to the rice, so keep that in mind as well if you plan on using it. I added some salt, but that was per my own preference. Oh, and I used Jasmine rice, which was wonderful in this. I would def be making this again~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mar 01, 2015

Amazing! My boyfriend made this last night with caramelized baked chicken (another wonderful recipe on here). It went perfect with it! I loved the sweetness of this rice. It is the right amount of sweet. Delicious!

Feb 16, 2015

Great and easy to make and tastes great too

Dec 28, 2014

EXCELLENT recipe - only thing I added was salt. I like sweet rice, so I used two tsp of sugar. Added the coconut just before serving and it was terrific. We served it as a side dish with BBQ brisket, steamed broccoli and a green salad. Will make it with chicken curry next time. Two thumbs up!

Nov 05, 2014

Delicious! I added a pinch of salt but otherwise didn't change a thing. The coconut flakes added some nice texture. I served it with fajitas that were pretty spicy and this rice added a nice cooling effect. Family loved it. Would definitely make it again!

Oct 30, 2014

Fabulous! Just like in the restaurants. I used a rice cooker instead of stovetop and it turned out perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 456 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.9 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 7 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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