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Coconut Brown Rice

Add tropical flavor in your rice
Coconut Brown Rice
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Pair this side dish with delicious Thai spiced meat or tofu. This rice recipe isn't just normal brown rice because it included shredded coconut and coconut milk that adds a slightly sweet and creamy taste.

This recipe is by Jeanmarie Brownson and was originally published in the Chicago Tribune.

Ready in
55 m
10 m
(prepare time)
45 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 Cups long grain brown rice
  • 1 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut, optional
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • Toasted coconut for garnish, optional
  • Chinese chile crisp or red pepper hot sauce (such as peri peri), for serving


Put 3 cups of water, rice, coconut, coconut milk, garlic and salt into a 3-quart saucepan.

Heat to a boil.

Reduce heat to very low.

Simmer, tightly covered, stirring once or twice, until water is absorbed and rice is tender, about 40 minutes.

Let stand off the heat, 10 minutes.

Fluff rice with a fork.

Garnish with toasted coconut.

Serve hot jazzed up with hot sauce.