Coconut Basmati Rice Recipe

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Cody Kelley Modified: March 21, 2022
Coconut Basmati Rice Recipe

How To Make Coconut Basmati Rice

Coconut basmati rice is not usual coconut rice. This one is savory made with fresh herbs and spices perfect to be paired with a curry dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 3tbspcoconut oil,for vegan option, ghee, or clarified butter
  • 1cuponion,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 1tspsalt
  • tspcayenne
  • 2cupsbasmati long grain rice
  • ½cupcoconut,unsweetened, grated
  • 2cupscoconut water,unsweetened
  • cupsplain water
  • 3cardamom pods
  • 5cloves,whole
  • 1cinnamon stick


  1. Cook chopped onions, add garlic, cayenne, salt. Melt coconut oil, ghee, or clarified butter in a medium sauté pan on medium-low heat.

  2. Add the finely chopped onion and cook until golden for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, cayenne, and salt, and cook a minute more.

  3. Add the rice. Stir the rice into the onion mixture to coat with the oil or butter and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add coconut, coconut water, water, spices, simmer, and cover: Add the grated coconut to the rice onion mixture and stir in the coconut water and the water.

  5. Stir in the cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon. Increase heat to bring the rice mixture to a simmer. Lower the heat to low, cover, and simmer gently for 15 minutes.

  6. Remove from heat and let the rice steam in the residual heat, covered, for 10 more minutes.

  7. Remove lid and remove cardamom pods, cloves, and cinnamon. Fluff with a fork.


  • Calories: 335.83kcal
  • Fat: 9.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.13g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.63g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.27g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.48g
  • Fiber: 3.06g
  • Sugar: 3.73g
  • Protein: 5.56g
  • Sodium: 480.34mg
  • Calcium: 52.42mg
  • Potassium: 340.97mg
  • Iron: 1.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.86µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.34mg
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