Brown Coconut Rice with Cilantro Recipe

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Naomi Wood Modified: March 23, 2022
Brown Coconut Rice with Cilantro Recipe

How To Make Brown Coconut Rice with Cilantro

Brown coconut rice, a delicious and full of aroma dish of Thai descent, uses a healthier type of rice and coconut milk that gives a hint of sweetness.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1cupbrown rice,uncooked, brown jasmine, basmati or short grain works well
  • 1cuplite coconut milk
  • cupswater
  • 1tspfresh ginger,grated
  • 1garlic clove,crushed
  • ¼tspsalt,or more to taste
  • 2tbspsweetened coconut,grated
  • 3tbspcilantro


  1. In a medium sized heavy pot, add coconut milk, rice, water, ginger, garlic, salt and coconut; bring to a bowl over medium heat.

  2. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 40-45 minutes until all liquid evaporates.

  3. Remove from heat. Keep covered for about 10 minutes.

  4. Fluff with a fork; toss with cilantro.


  • Calories: 227.28kcal
  • Fat: 6.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.95g
  • Fiber: 1.89g
  • Sugar: 1.20g
  • Protein: 3.72g
  • Sodium: 163.15mg
  • Calcium: 20.28mg
  • Potassium: 145.22mg
  • Iron: 0.95mg
  • Vitamin A: 2.53µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.54mg
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