easy coconut milk rice in a bowl

Easy Coconut Milk Rice

  • Author: Tara Kuczykowski
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Rice Cooker


Need an easy weeknight side dish idea? This simple coconut milk rice recipe is a total family favorite. Savory, with a very mild coconut flavor, it’s also the perfect base for tacos, fried rice, meal prep bowls and more!



  1. Shake up the can of coconut milk before opening. Combine coconut milk, water, rice and salt in the bowl of your rice cooker.
  2. Set the rice cooker to the quick cook setting and start the cycle. If your rice cooker does not have this setting, just use the shortest setting available.
  3. To cook it on the stove top, combine the ingredients above in a large pot and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 22 minutes.