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5 from 3 votes

Coconut Lime Rice Recipe

Fluffy and creamy coconut lime rice is easy and bursting with flavor. It can be served with all of your favorite meals.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8
Calories: 224kcal


  • 1 c basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/4 c flaked coconut finely chopped
  • 1 c coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • chopped cilantro for garnish


  • Begin by rinsing the rice under cold water to get rid of some of the starch. Drain and set it aside.
  • Use a large skillet and turn the heat to medium and add the coconut oil and butter. Once the butter is melted and oil is warm add the rinsed rice and coconut flakes.
  • Cook the rice mix for a few minutes, then add the lime juice & zest, chicken broth, salt, and coconut cream/milk.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer, and cover the skillet with a lid. Simmer for 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Keep the lid on and let the mixture sit for another 5 minutes to finish cooking.
  • Remove the lid and fluff the rice with fork.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro and serve.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg