Coconut Lime Cilantro Rice

Someone PLEASE bring me back to Southeast Asia so I can eat the best rice dishes on the planet… Please?

I traveled to SE Asia during the summer of 2017. Those were the days, man. It was like 6 weeks of pure foodie inspiration. Rice, curries, fresh fruit, toasties from the 7/11…If you know, you know.

The abundance of carbs I ate while there was record-breaking, and the best part is, I didn’t gain a pound…I actually lost weight. Afterall, you step outside and instantly sweat off a few kilos in the 50-degree weather. And now, I have a plethora of different rice dishes under my belt!

So let’s chat about this coconut rice dish. I just love coconut ‘er-thang! This rice makes for a perfect side dish to any meal – It has a creamy quality to it and it takes minutes to whip up. Here is what you will need:

  • jasmine rice
  • coconut milk
  • salt
  • lime
  • cilantro

Let’s get started!

Coconut Lime Cilantro Rice

Serving size: 3-4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • salt
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Add rice, coconut milk, water and a generous pinch of salt to a saucepan and bring up to a boil. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes (or according to rice package directions).
  2. Remove from heat and add the lime juice and cilantro to the rice, fluff with a fork to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.


*Add a touch of honey to the rice while cooking for a hint of sweetness.

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