Coconut Fried Rice Recipe: How to Cook Coconut Fried Rice

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Cooking coconut fried rice is just as simple as cooking other fried rice recipes, this particular rice dish is savoury and quick to fix for breakfast. If you really want to know what exactly is coconut fried rice it is a flavourful rice prepared with coconut milk and then stir fried in spicy vegetable sauce. There are other coconut rice recipes such as the white coconut rice, coconut jollof rice and fried coconut rice which is what we are making today. This delicious coconut rice is a great and amazing way of making use of your homemade coconut milk without wasting much time in the kitchen especially if you are looking for some simple coconut uses. See how to extract coconut oil. For this coconut fried rice recipe, I extracted my coconut milk at home, but if don’t have enough time to do that, you can use store bought canned coconut milk.

You can use basmati rice to make coconut rice and if don’t like your rice to be sticky, it is best you wash the rice directly under running water and cook with the coconut milk, this is one of the best way or trick in making coconut fried rice without it turning soggy (sticky). However, so many vegetables can be added to make coconut fried rice; personally, I prefer making my coconut rice with peas, instead of green beans, I cant really explain why, but I just love the softness of green peas and how they turn out in the coconut rice ones it is cooked.

Baked/fried chicken or fried plantain is a great side dish for coconut rice, however, this coconut-fried rice is paired with fried chicken and you can make use of fish and beef as well.

This easy coconut rice is the best coconut rice recipe ever, the aroma is really amazing and appetizing, if you want to intensify the flavour of your coconut fried rice, its best you add the coconut water to the rice and cook apart from the coconut milk which is the main ingredient. Moreover, you can add few tablespoons of coconut milk powder to the rice to give the dish that authentic coconut flavour which is exactly what you are looking for. You can serve your sweet coconut fried rice with salad, this goes well with coconut rice. The above is how to cook coconut fried rice video, you should also watch and subscribe to may channel.

Ingredients for coconut fried rice

  1. 6 pieces of fried/baked chicken breast,
  2. 2 medium matured coconut flesh, blended
  3. 3 cups of uncooked rice
  4. 1 tablespoon of coconut powder
  5. 4 scotch bonnet peppers (or as desired)
  6. 3 stock cubes
  7. 2-Tablespoon curry powder
  8. 2-tablespoon thymes
  9. 3 medium carrots, chopped
  10. 160g of sweet corn
  11. 2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  12. 3 medium red bell peppers, chopped
  13. cup green peas
Ingredients for making coconut fried rice
Ingredients for making coconut fried rice

 

Steps on how to cook coconut fried rice

  1. Crack open coconut and take out the flesh, blend or grate the coconut into a smooth paste.
  2. Add 2 cups of lukewarm water to the blended coconut, mix to extract the milk and then set aside.
  3. In a medium pot, combine coconut milk, coconut powder, pepper, onions, stock cubes, thyme, curry, salt and stir.
  4. Add a little of the chicken stock and place the content on heat to boil.
  5. Once the content starts to boil, rinse the uncooked rice under running water, add into the content, and stir.
  6. Cook the rice for 20 minutes and if the water dries while the rice is still hard, add more coconut milk into it and continue cooking.
  7. In another pan, add coconut oil or cooking oil; once it sizzles, add onions and garlic stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  8. Add in carrots, green peas, bell peppers and stir-fry for 3 minutes, season the veggies with curry, thyme, 1 stock cube and salt and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.
  9. Add the sweet corn and stir-fry for 3 minutes, taste for salt and adjust if need be.
  10. At this point, the coconut rice must have cooked through and the water has evaporated.
  11. Scoop some of the fried vegetable into a bowl, and scoop some of the coconut rice into the pan containing the veggies and stir fry in the veggies for 3 minutes or until every grain of rice is heated and you could perceive the scented flavour of the coconut rice.
  12. Repeat the same process with the remaining rice and veggies until you empty everything in the pot. Once you are done, your coconut fried is ready, serve with fried/baked chicken and enjoy.

Easy steps on how to cook coconut fried rice with pictures

1. Crack open coconut and take out the flesh, blend or grate the coconut into a smooth paste.

2. Add 2 cups of water to the blended coconut and mix to extract the milk and then set aside.

3. In a medium pot, combine coconut milk, coconut powder, pepper, onions, stock cubes, thyme, curry, salt and stir.

4. Add a little of the chicken stock and place the content on heat to boil.

Preparation of coconut rice
Preparation of coconut rice

 

5. Once the content starts to boil, rinse the uncooked rice under running water, add into the content, and stir.

6, Cook the rice for 20 minutes and if the water dries while the rice is still hard, add more coconut milk into it and continue cooking.

Once the stock starts to boil, add the rice immediately and cook
Once the stock starts to boil, add the rice immediately and cook

 

The liquid is about to dry, you can add more coconut milk if needed
The liquid is about to dry, you can add more coconut milk if needed

 

7. In another pan, add coconut oil or cooking oil; once it is hot, add onions and garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.

Frying of veggies for coconut fried rice
Frying of veggies for coconut fried rice

 

8. Add in carrots, green peas, bell peppers and stir-fry for 3 minutes, season the veggies with curry, thyme 1 stock cube and salt and cook for 2 minutes on medium heat.

9. Add the sweet corn and stir-fry for 3 minutes, taste for salt and adjust if need be.

I added the sweet corn after all other ingredients because it is softer
I added the sweet corn after all other ingredients because it is softer

 

10. At this point, the coconut rice must have cooked through and the water has evaporated.

11. Scoop some of the fried vegetable into a bowl, and scoop some of the coconut rice into the pan containing the veggies and stir fry for 3 minutes or until every grain of rice is heated and you could perceive the scented flavour of the coconut rice.

Stir-frying of coconut rice in spicy vegetable sauce
Stir-frying of coconut rice in spicy vegetable sauce

 

Leave the coconut rice to sit a little bit longer on medium heat for the rice to get heated
Leave the coconut rice to sit a little bit longer on medium heat for the rice to get heated

 

12. Repeat the same process with the remaining rice and veggies until you empty everything in the pot. Once you are done, your coconut fried is ready, serve with fried/baked chicken and enjoy.

Spicy coconut fried rice is ready
Spicy coconut fried rice is ready

 

Coconut fried rice served with fried chicken
Coconut fried rice served with fried chicken

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