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Turmeric Coconut Rice

Turmeric Coconut Rice

Enjoy this delicious and healthy Turmeric Coconut Rice for your next meal. Brown rice simmered in seasoned coconut milk with onion, garlic, and thyme.This is so easy to prepare and in no time, you will have this fancy Turmeric Coconut Rice that is so flavorful, adding an extra special touch to your meal. It is similar to Indian coconut rice with a Caribbean flare. Can be served for lunch or dinner.

For this coconut rice recipe, onion and garlic are sauteed in coconut oil until fragrant, turmeric, thyme, spring onion and carrots added. Brown rice is stirred in to soak up the flavors and color of the pretty yellow turmeric. My favorite rice to use is basmati or jasmine rice.

Rice is then slow cooked in coconut milk and vegetable broth for a rich and tasty flavor. Or you can 1 vegetable bouillon with 2 cups water.

Turmeric Coconut Rice

Turmeric Coconut Rice dish will certainly become a favorite, it is so tasty that you really could just eat it on its own or add some beans or oven baked tofu cubes at the end of cooking for a delicious one pot meal!

I enjoyed serving it with my Thai Coconut Curry Tofu,  Potatoes and Peas Samosa Muffins and a large salad.

 

Preparing brown rice this way is one of the best ways to introduce it to someone who has never tried it or one who would love to transition to eating brown rice but is not sure of how to prepare it to be tasty.

Turmeric Coconut Rice

Brown rice Vs White Rice:

  1. Brown rice is healthier for you than white rice, it contains more minerals, vitamins, and fiber.
  2. Brown rice is a gluten-free whole grain, it has all the grain- the bran, the germ, and the endosperm.
  3. On the other hand, white rice has the germ and bran removed which are the most nutritious parts of the rice.
  4. White rice has very little nutrients and is believed to be an 'empty calorie food'.

Other Delicious Rice Recipes To Try:

This recipe is different from the others you will find out there because it is cooked with a Caribbean flavor.

Note, I recently found out from a reader that they make a similar dish called Nasi Kuning in Indonesia that has pandan leaves, galangal, lemongrass added to it. I would love to try it someday.

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Per portion
Energy:
224 kcal / 936 kJ
Fat:
3 g
Protein:
5 g
Carbohydrate:
45 g

Ingredients

For: 8 servings
Preparation:
15 min
Cooking:
50 min
Ready in:
1 h 5 min

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium high, cook onion and garlic until soft about 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in turmeric, green onions, thyme, carrots and cook for a minute stirring constantly.

  3. Add rice and stir until rice is fully coated yellow. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, cayenne pepper, and salt. (Make sure you add enough salt until it is flavorful).

  4. Bring to boil, cover and reduce to simmer on low for 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and keep covered for about 10 minutes.

  5. Fluff with a fork, stir in cilantro leaves and a squeeze of lime juice.

Notes

  1. I prefer to use Basmati, Jasmine or any long grain brown rice for a flakier rice. Short grain rice will most likely be too sticky.
  2. I usually cover the pot with a sheet of parchment paper underneath the pot cover to seal the pot and allow the rice to cook faster and flakier instead of being soggy.
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Turmeric Coconut Rice

Turmeric Coconut Rice

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78 Comments
  1. Tawnee Keene
    January 8, 2019

    Did you use sweetened or unsweetened coconut milk?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 8, 2019

      Unsweetened, I never use sweetened coconut milk for any of my recipes, just never bought it.

      • Tawnee
        January 8, 2019

        Thank you!!!

  2. Amelia
    December 12, 2018

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    My husband and I are now HUGE FANS of this dish! I made it last night using organic long grain brown rice, 2 carrots shredded using a box grater, and chopped ginger instead of green onion because that’s what I had on hand. It turned out GREAT – flavorful, healthy, and enough for leftovers. We ate it topped with sauteed bok choy, shiitakes, and carrot and it was a filling and nutritious meal filled with functional foods and overflowing with flavor. Thank you so much, I am a new fan for sure!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 12, 2018

      Amelia I’m so happy you and your husband enjoyed it. I Love that it turned out great with your adjustments and sounds delicious with the sauteed veggies. Thank you for your feedback.

  3. Elizabeth
    October 26, 2018

    5.01

    Thank you. I like this because it is fairly easy to make and I am a beginner. I used sushi rice instead since that’s all I had. It’s got some kick! Only took about 12 minutes to cook. Our stove is super powerful though.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 26, 2018

      I’m happy you found it easy to prepare Elizabeth, I believe the reason why mine took longer is that I used brown rice.

  4. Daphne
    October 15, 2018

    5.01

    Hello! Thanks so much for the lovely recipe! I have made it a couple of times already, and I added a fresh chili and some celery because I had that on hand. It tastes really great and makes for awesome leftover :)

    Greetings from Belgium!

    Daphne

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 15, 2018

      Hello Daphne, thank you so much for your feedback. I’m happy you enjoy it and I love your addition of chili and celery.

  5. Elisa Vassallo
    October 4, 2018

    5.01

    Good morning. What a flavourful recipe this seems.
    Can I use Easy Cook Long Grain Rice with this recipe please, since I have one already?
    Thanks and good day

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 4, 2018

      Good morning Elisa, long grain rice will work. Please enjoy!

  6. Melanie
    September 24, 2018

    5.01

    Such a good and healthy side dish!! Thank you for the recipe!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      September 25, 2018

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it Melanie, thank you!

  7. Lizzy
    September 15, 2018

    4.01

    Looks delicious!

  8. Rael Hall
    August 6, 2018

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    Girl, you have wonderful recipes. Thank you. I do wish there was a print recipe button on your posts.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 6, 2018

      Rael, thank you. I do have a print button. Its right below the name of the recipe to the right, it is a green tab.

  9. Lesley
    July 24, 2018

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    This is soooo good, I have made it several times exactly as written. My husband asks for this at least once a week now. lol

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 24, 2018

      Thank you Lesley, I’m so happy that you and your hubby loves it. Check out my Spinach Rice, it’s so delicious. I’m going to make it again today.