Coconut Rice Recipe – Jamaican Foods and Recipes

This coconut rice recipe is a flavorful and easy to make side dish that goes well with any meal.

The jamaican white rice coconut milk is a recipe for jamaican coconut rice. It’s easy to make and tastes delicious!

This is a simple and fast recipe for coconut rice with few ingredients that produces a delicious side dish. This coconut rice is “shelly” and pleasant, and it pairs well with your favorite main course. 

coconut rice recipe

What Is Rice with Coconut and How Does It Work?

When we prepare white boiled rice in Jamaica, we don’t use water, butter, or salt. Although this meal complements many of our main courses, particularly curry chicken, I find that simple boiling white rice bores me.

One method to “spice up” my basic white rice meal is to use coconut rice. It’s just as quick and straightforward to make, but it tastes much better (in my humble opinion).


What Are the Ingredients for This Recipe?

Here’s everything you’ll need to make this quick rice recipe!


  • I used simple cook long grain rice, but you may use whatever rice you want.
  • Coconut milk: I use fresh coconut milk, but canned milk may be substituted if fresh coconut milk is too much for you.
  • Coconut oil: Use this to lubricate the pot and keep the rice from burning.
  • Scallions are added for flavor. I’ve also used dried thyme. Don’t cut anything.

Coconut Rice Cooking Instructions

Combine all of the ingredients and cook for approximately 20 minutes on the stove.

How to cook coconut rice

Coconut rice goes well with brown stew, curry goat, or steamed cabbage.

This rice dish is so adaptable that it may be served with just about anything. The sweetish flavor of the fresh coconut milk goes nicely with a savory main dish.


This coconut rice may be prepared in a variety of ways.


Adding butterbean to this rice dish is one of my favorite ways to prepare it. I typically use canned beans, which I add just before the rice.

Other times, I’d use scallion, thyme, and onion to season the rice. I don’t like for onions, so I don’t make this very often, but it’s a wonderful way to break up the monotony of boiling rice.

Other Rice Dishes:

Coconut Milk Recipes include:

Let’s keep in touch! You may find me on:

  • Also, sign up for my email to get recipe updates!

THANK YOU for visiting my site, leaving comments, and sharing my recipes with your friends and family. I am very grateful for you!

If you make this coconut rice dish, please leave a rating and a comment below. I’d love to hear about your experience, and your kind words brighten my day!

coconut rice recipe

Coconut Rice


Try this delectable coconut rice meal instead of plain rice.

Time to prepare: 5 minutes

Time to cook: 20 minutes

Side Dish for the Course

Jamaican cuisine

4 person servings

230 kcal (calories)

  • 12 cup rice (long grain)
  • 2 cups coconut milk (fresh)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 scallion stalk
  • Bring the coconut milk to a boil over medium heat with the coconut oil, salt, and scallion.

  • Wash the rice and add it to the saucepan, stirring constantly.

  • Cover. Once this begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and continue to cook the rice until all of the liquid has evaporated.

  • Turn off the heat and set aside for three minutes before serving.

  • Fresh coconut milk is preferred, although canned coconut milk may still be utilized. 

Jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice and beans is a popular dish that is made with jamaican spices. The recipe uses coconut milk, rice, red beans, thyme, cilantro, onion, garlic, ginger root and salt. Reference: jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice and beans.

Related Tags

  • jamaican white rice recipe
  • jamaican coconut rice and peas
  • trinidad rice and peas recipe
  • sweet coconut rice indian
  • caribbean white rice

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.