Coconut Cilantro Rice: Elevate Your Rice Game with a Tropical Twist!

Tired of the same old plain rice? Say aloha to a quirky and fun flavor explosion with Coconut Cilantro Rice! This tropical delight will transport your taste buds to sun-kissed beaches and swaying palm trees, even if you’re just sitting in your kitchen!

Coconut Lime Rice recipe

Imagine fluffy, aromatic rice infused with creamy coconut milk and a burst of fresh cilantro. It’s like a vacation in a bowl! This rice is not only a great side dish but also a versatile base for many exciting meals.

Pair it with your favorite curries, from spicy Thai to comforting Indian, for a heavenly tropical twist. Feeling adventurous? Serve it alongside grilled pineapple and zesty lime-marinated chicken for a truly tropical feast. Trust us; your taste buds will thank you for the adventure!

Not only is Coconut Cilantro Rice an exotic delight on its own, but it also doubles as a party favorite. Stuff it into bell peppers or use it as a filling for burritos to wow your guests with a burst of tropical flair.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a flavorful escapade, grab your apron, and whip up this coconutty, cilantro-infused magic. Let’s take your rice game to a whole new level of quirky deliciousness!

Coconut Lime Rice recipe

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Coconut Lime Rice recipe

Coconut Lime Rice

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2-4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Rinse the rice and let the water drain away.
  2. place the coconut oil and butter into a medium sized pot.
  3. Add the rice and the coconut, cook, stirring for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add the lime zest and juice, coconut milk and chicken broth. mix well and bring to a slow boil.
  5. Reduce the heat and simmer for 12-18 minutes 0r until all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff, add salt and serve.
  • Category: Sides, Recipes