Coconut Fried Rice

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Coconut Fried Rice literarily translates to rice cooked in broth and coconut milk. The finished dish is a delectable mix of textures, colors, and flavors.

This cuisine may be found in numerous cultures all over the world, crossing the equator from the Indian subcontinent to Southeast Asia, South America, Central America, East Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Oceania.

The above super qualities make the aroma of this dish irresistible, and the taste, excellent. Many chefs have confirmed that Basmati Rice is the best for coconut fried rice.

What is Coconut Fried Rice?

Like earlier established, this delicacy is simply rice cooked with coconut milk. By all standards, it’s a variety of fried rice, albeit made with coconut elements.

It is argued that coconut fried rice is the only thing better than the regular fried rice. It’s a tropical rice that’s simple to make and delicious to eat. Want to make a slight tweak to your fried rice? Take it to the next level using coconut milk/grated coconut.

Is Coconut Rice Good For You?

Yes! Without quivering, the fiber elements in coconut are a huge plus to your diet. The addition of coconut makes the rice fiber-rich, which aids in the speeding up of the metabolism, making it an excellent weight-loss food.

Coconut flour is high in dietary fiber, which can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. It is beneficial to those with diabetes since it is low in carbohydrates compared to flour-like wheat and corn, and it has a minimal effect on blood glucose levels.

Coconut consumption, according to health experts, is beneficial for digestion, stress relaxation, strengthening immunity, and preserving healthy skin and hair.

How To Cook Coconut Fried Rice

This variety of rice is simple and quick to prepare. This rice cooked with coconut milk, spices, and fresh vegetables is fluffy and delicious. This dish can be made in a matter of minutes if you have fresh coconut milk or grated coconut and cooked rice on hand.

Unlike the regular fried rice which is made with any vegetable oil variety, the only oil used in making this dish is coconut oil, which is a healthy option that only requires a small amount. The finished beauty of this coconut and rice combo will not disappoint your taste buds.

Despite a large number of ingredients, this recipe comes together in a flash. For this dish, you can either use homemade coconut milk or store-bought coconut milk. However, the homemade one tastes superior.

You may decide to fry your oil or not but frying it gives the dish a nutty flavor. Just do that on a minimized heat level. Also, overcooking the rice will result in mushy fried rice.

Coconut Fried Rice

Coconut Fried Rice

This coconut fried rice is very easy and quick. Fluffy and delicious jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk, spices and fresh vegetables.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Nigerian
Calories 350 kcal


  • 5 cup jasmine rice washed and drained
  • 6 cup chicken stock
  • 2 cans coconut milk
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • ¾ cup cooking oil
  • 2 lbs frozen mixed vegetables thawed and patted dry with paper towel
  • ½ medium cabbage sliced
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 1 - 2 habanero pepper finely chopped
  • 8 franks hotdogs chopped (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix in the coconut milk and chicken stock. Stir and taste for seasoning. Adjust as needed.  Add the washed and drained rice. 
  • Cover pan tightly cook until rice is done when all liquid is absorbed and the rice is soft but not mushy.
  • Heat up oil in a sauce pan, then sauté onions and garlic till onions is translucent.
  • Add the Shrimps stir fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add mixed veggies to the mix and stir fry on medium low heat until the remaining moisture from the frozen veggies evaporates. This takes about 8 minutes. 
  • Stir, taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Turn off heat and set aside. Add the rice.
  • Serve hot.



Calories: 350kcal
Keyword Coconut Fried Rice, Nigerian Coconut Fried Rice
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