Coconut Cilantro rice


This rice recipe works beautifully with Asian or Caribbean dishes especially those that feature lots of sweet flavors. The cardamom adds extra fragrance to the Jasmine rice and the lime gives it that final citrusy kick.

Coconut Cilantro rice

Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4


  • medium pot


  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Coconut milk - shake well
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt


  • 2 TBSP Cilantro - finely chopped
  • 1/2 Lime juice
  • 1/2 lime zest


  • Agitate and rinse rice in cold water until water runs clear.
  • Bring water to boil in separate pot/microwave
  • Briefly toast rice and cardamom in MED hot pot with a touch of neutral oil (1 min). Add boiling water, then coconut, and salt. Combine. Reduce heat to lowest setting. Cover and cook 16 minutes, stirring rice off bottom of pot halfway through. Remove from heat, remaining covered, 10 minutes.
  • Uncover, remove cardamom pods. Fluff with fork then add cilantro and lime juice & zest, Fluff to mix and serve!
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