Coconut Lime Rice

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"Recipe source: The Turtle Bay Cookbook"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (147 g)
  • Calories 159.5
  • Total Fat - 8.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 332.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 20.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 1.4 g
  • Calcium - 14.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a saucepan combine the water and coconut over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Place a strainer over a small bowl and strain the coconut mixture; reserve liquid and discard solids -- you should have 2 cups liquid (coconut milk). Set aside.

Step 2

In a skillet heat the oil and add the rice; stir and cook over medium heat for 6-10 minutes or until the rice grains change color from clear to solid white on the ends.

Step 3

Add 2 cups of the reserved coconut milk to the rice and bring mixture to a boil. Add salt and pepper and just before putting on the lid the lime juice. Cover and immediatedly reduce the heat to simmer. Allow to cook undisturbed (don't peek) until liquid is absorbed - 20 minutes.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I needed something to have with a curry dish I was making and this was just perfect! I used jasmine rice and just loved everything about it. Saving into my favorites right now!


review by:
(26 Aug 2020)

K9 Owned

We loved this rice! I expected the coconut would make it too sweet for my taste but I was wrong. (This is happening a lot lately ) :) The only change I made was to add in some Lime Zest with the juice. A definite keeper so thank you for posting it! Made for World Tour 2019


review by:
(10 Aug 2019)


Yummy rice. I've never made coconut rice before this way so it was a fun recipe to try for the technique too. And it tasted great too. Thanks for sharing, ellie.


review by:
(1 Aug 2019)


This was fabulous! The cooking process was different than for any other rice recipe I've prepared before, so I was curious about the outcome. It was wonderful! The fresh coconut milk and lime juice added a tasty touch to the basmati rice. Loved it! Thanks, ellie.


review by:
(26 Jul 2019)

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