Recipes and Cooking Coconut Rice Be the first to rate & review! Coconut milk in the water is the secret to this flavorful rice. By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 13, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 3 1/3 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup basmati or long grain white rice ½ cup unsweetened flaked coconut* 4 green onions 1 13.5-14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk Directions Place rice in a sieve. Rinse with cold running water until water runs clear. Place rice in a medium saucepan. Add cold water to cover. Let stand 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare grill for direct heat. Place coconut on a 12x9-inch piece of double-thickness foil. Bring up long sides and seal with a double fold. Fold in ends to enclose. Grill foil packet and green onions, covered, directly over medium heat. Grill foil packet 5 minutes, turning once. Grill onions 4 to 5 minutes or until tender and charred, turning once. Let cool slightly; carefully open foil packet to cool completely. Chop green onions. Drain rice. Return to saucepan. Stir in coconut milk,1/2 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to medium. Cook, covered, 10 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Cook 5 minutes more or until tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff rice with fork. Stir in onions and half of the coconut. Top with remaining coconut. Serves 6. Tips If you can't find unsweetened coconut, use sweetened flaked coconut. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 250 Calories 14g Fat 27g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 250 % Daily Value * Total Fat 14g 18% Saturated Fat 13g 65% Sodium 230mg 10% Total Carbohydrate 27g 10% Total Sugars 1g Protein 3g Vitamin C 1.9mg 10% Calcium 8mg 1% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 28mg 1% Folate, total 6.4mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.