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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

This 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'.

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

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Per 100g
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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Rating

  1. Nita
    August 8, 2018

    2.02

    Cool. Will try it out.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 8, 2018

      Thank you Nita, enjoy!

  2. Rael Hall
    August 6, 2018

    4.02

    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.

  3. Lesley
    July 24, 2018

    5.02

    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.

  4. sid
    July 17, 2018

    5.02

    I’m giving this recipe 5 Stars and I haven’t even tried it. It just looks aesthetically pleasing an delish. I can’t wait to give it a shot. Thank you.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 17, 2018

      Thank you Sid, I really appreciate it and I hope you enjoy!

  5. Silvie
    June 29, 2018

    looks good..trying this..you are amazing.. I made your lentil meatballs..Praise God for you

  6. Lizard
    June 24, 2018

    5.02

    Very delicious. I prepare everything on the stove but the liquids. Once I have the dry stuff all sauteed I transfer to rice cooker then add the broth and coconut milk and cook. It’s super tasty.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 24, 2018

      That’s awesome thank you Lizard for letting us know how you prepared it in a rice cooker. I’m so happy that you enjoyed it.

  7. Elizabeth
    May 16, 2018

    4.02

    Super simple to make. Yummy. I added pigeon peas and vegan ham.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 16, 2018

      Wow Elizabeth, such a delicious sounding one pot dish. Love how you made it your own!

  8. Sue
    April 27, 2018

    I am going to try this soon. Any chance you could provide nutritional info? Thanks!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 27, 2018

      Awesome Sue, I just added nutritional info. Hope you enjoy.

  9. Kate
    April 21, 2018

    5.02

    Fantastic! I had to adjust a bit as I didn’t have thyme and I added cumin and coriander. Ate it with black lentils instead of tofu. Looking forward to checking out more of your recipes.

  10. Alison Green
    April 10, 2018

    Hi, this recipe looks amazing, but could it be made ahead and reheated later???

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 10, 2018

      Thank you Alison, yes it can be made ahead and reheated later.

  11. flgirl
    April 6, 2018

    5.02

    Excellent recipe! Made this for dinner tonight…I added some chopped red and green peppers because I had a few in the fridge I needed to use up and the best addition I made was some chopped mango at the end while it was resting for 10 minutes. Delish!!! Great tip about the parchment paper by the way. 5 stars!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 6, 2018

      Thank you Flgirl for your feedback, I love how you added the peppers and yes the mango sounds very delicious- very colorful

  12. Ramona Jordan
    March 21, 2018

    This is the best-tasting way to prepare brown rice, I’m sold.

  13. GEORGE JANG
    March 12, 2018

    5.02

    How would you adjust the recipe for an instant pot?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 12, 2018

      George, I haven’t done it as yet but now I need to make it in my Instant Pot. I would use 1 cup broth instead of 2 cups. and pressure cook for 22 minutes using brown rice.

  14. Michelle
    March 6, 2018

    5.02

    This was so delicious! I made it exactly as written and even my two year old went back for seconds! It was my first time cooking with brown rice and I thought, “surely brown rice doesn’t take THAT much longer than white rice”. Haha, it does! Thanks for an excellent recipe that will be made again and again :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 6, 2018

      Aww Michelle, thank you very much for your feedback. I’m so happy that you and your daughter loved it. Yes, brown rice cooks longer.

  15. Amy
    March 5, 2018

    5.02

    This recipe is a 5 star keeper! I have been making this for months. I serve it with chicken, fish, shrimp and tonight turkey meatloaf. It literally accompanies anything well!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 5, 2018

      Amy, I’m so happy you love it. Thank you for your feedback.

  16. Lori Jones
    March 2, 2018

    4.02

    I made this with using the lower fat coconut milk and it was good. I may try it using the full fat coconut milk to see how it is different. I did wind up adding a bit of curry to spice it up a bit more. Good recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 2, 2018

      Thank you Lori, so happy it turned out fine for you.

  17. Erica Dangerfield
    January 29, 2018

    Made this last night. It was delicious and so tastey. Have a big family and had to double the receipt my only problem it came out to sticky. But delicious all the same.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 29, 2018

      So happy you enjoyed it, thank you so much for your feedback Erica.

  18. Kat
    January 29, 2018

    5.02

    This is such an amazing recipe! I made it tonight for me and my Mum. So simple yet brilliant. Thank you!!!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 29, 2018

      Thank you Kat for your feedback, so happy you loved it.

  19. Amy
    January 27, 2018

    5.02

    Just saw this earlier today and had all ingredients on hand. This is one of my new favorites! I wish I had my vegan “meatloaf” made to go with this! Next time for sure.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 27, 2018

      Amy thank you for your feedback, vegan meatloaf would be delicious with it.

  20. Ana
    January 25, 2018

    Is there something I can substitute for the coconut milk?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 25, 2018

      You could substitute with vegetable broth

      • Julia
        March 2, 2018

        5.02

        Is it possible to use beef broth?

        • Michelle Blackwood
          March 2, 2018

          Any broth you like will work.

    • Julia
      March 2, 2018

      5.02

      Is it possible to use beef broth?

  21. Judy Jeffrey
    January 24, 2018

    5.02

    Made it for dinner was wonderful, will be making it again..
    Thank you for posting.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 24, 2018

      Thank you Judy, so happy you enjoyed it :)

  22. Diane
    January 21, 2018

    4.02

    This is a great recipe

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 21, 2018

      Thank you Diane, I’m so happy you loved it.

  23. John
    December 7, 2017

    Cheers. This recipe tasted amazing!

  24. Sheral
    December 4, 2017

    Can you make this in a rice cooker?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 5, 2017

      Hello Sheral, I haven’t tried it in a rice cooker but I’m sure it can be done.

    • Anne
      December 7, 2017

      I just made it in a rice cooker tonight and it was delicious! I put the rice, turmeric, coconut milk and broth in the rice cooker. Sautéed everything else in a pan and dumped it in. It was really great.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        December 7, 2017

        That’s great Anne so good to know that it can be done in the rice cook, thank you so much for your feedback!

    • Staci
      January 19, 2018

      4.02

      I did this in my rice cooker. I just did the first teo steps in a sauté pan and mixed the rice and seasonings together and then everything else into the rice cooker. It was amazing.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        January 19, 2018

        Staci, thank you for your feedback, happy it turned out great!

  25. Michael
    December 3, 2017

    This is so delicious, thanks for sharing!

  26. Matt Gruenwald
    November 6, 2017

    I noticed that the recipe calls for water or veggie broth as well as coconut milk. If you use coconut milk, do you also add the water?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 6, 2017

      Matt you will need water and coconut milk or veggie broth and coconut milk to make sure the brown rice is properly cooked. Made this recipe multiple times!

  27. KR
    November 6, 2017

    5.02

    This looks fantastic! It’s on the menu for this week, for sure. I’ll be cracking lots of black pepper into it to increase the health benefits of the turmeric.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 6, 2017

      Hope you love it!

  28. Kirsten
    October 22, 2017

    5.02

    Made this as a risotto and it was absolutely amazing, added a bit of fish sauce for saltiness and absolutely loved it!

  29. Nina
    October 17, 2017

    5.02

    Sounds delicious. Could it be made with cauliflower rice?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 17, 2017

      Thank you Nina, you certainly can!

  30. Jessica
    August 9, 2017

    5.02

    I absolutely love this recipe, so many healthy ingredients and so much flavor!! I’m trying to cook healthier and so far it’s meant bland taste as I’m trying to find a balance between flavor and health, but this recipe was so delicious, thanks so much for sharing it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 9, 2017

      You are welcome Jessica, I’m so happy you loved my recipe. I understand your struggle and that’s my mission to share flavorful recipes especially for those who are new to veganism. Hope you try more of my recipes!

  31. Masha
    August 7, 2017

    5.02

    Such a great recipe, thank you for sharing. I added some mushrooms to it, but other than that I followed the recipe. Very easy to make and my entire family loved it.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 7, 2017

      Hello Masha, I’m happy your family loved it.Thank you very much for your feedback.

  32. Michelle Blackwood
    March 2, 2017

    Awesome Cheryl, I’m so happy you love it!

  33. Cheryl Delgado
    January 18, 2017

    5.02

    I just began using turmeric and your recipe was perfect for it!