Tasty Coco-nutty yummy and extremely addicting Coconut jollof rice, a must-try for everyone.
Nigerian Coconut Rice is always a welcomed dish in many homes, parties or events. It’s rich coconut taste and aroma always get my guests asking for more.
Although it looks a lot like the Nigerian Jollof Rice, it is quite different in aroma and the ”coconuty” taste, isn’t what you get with Jollof Rice.
Nigerian Coconut Rice can also be made plain without stews or tomatoes, making it look more like plain Boiled rice, but with a distinctive coconut taste.
So enough of the Chit chat..☺..let’s get cooking.
For the Video lovers , Here’s a video recipe on How to Cook Nigerian Coconut Rice
Ingredients for Nigerian Coconut Rice
*500g Parboiled Rice (Here’s how to Parboil Rice)
*150ml Tomato Stew
*100ml Coconut Milk(Here’s how to make extract coconut milk from whole coconut)
*100 ml Chicken/ Beef stock or plain water
*1 medium sized Onion bulb
*2 Stock cubes/stock powder/ Seasoning of choice
*Pepper (to taste)
*Salt (to taste)
Preparations Before cooking the Nigerian Coconut Rice
A. If you don’t have the canned coconut milk, here’s an easy method on How to Extract Coconut Milk from whole coconut.
Coconut oil can also be used in the absence of coconut milk.
B. Cook the chicken/beef, grill/fry and set aside;reserve the stock(liquid from cooking the meat)
C. If you don’t have tomato stew, Prepare it by following the directions on this link on How to cook Tomato stew.
D. Now wash and Parboil the white rice and leave to drain in a colander /sieve.Here’s how to Parboil Rice for Nigerian Rice Recipes.
E. Grind the crayfish(if using) and set aside
Now to Cook the Coconut Rice
1. In a large pot, pour in the tomato stew, meat stock and the extracted coconut milk. Leave to boil for 5 minutes.
2. Pour the parboiled rice into the pot, add the chopped onions, ground crayfish, stock cubes, pepper and salt to taste. Make sure that the liquid in the pot is at the same level as the rice in the pot, if not, add some more to top it up.
3. Now cover and leave the rice to cook on medium heat until the liquid in the pot is dried up.
Tip: High heat will make the rice burn before it is cooked, while low heat will make the rice soggy and will also burn at the bottom.
4. The rice is properly done when it is tender and there is no more liquid in the pot.
Serve and enjoy.
rice sometimes turn out a bit sticky because of the cream in the coconut
milk, so don’t worry your pretty head about that.
A simple remedy is to scoop out a little of the coconut cream, before using it in the recipe..
Nigerian Coconut Rice is usually served with Salad, Moi Moi or Fried Plantains (dodo).
* All Rice Recipes
* Nigerian Rice and Beans: How to cook Nigerian Jollof Rice and Beans
* How to Parboil long grain white Rice(Nigerian method)
* Jollof Rice : How to Cook Nigerian Party Jollof Rice
Please leave your comments, doubts, questions and success stories below
Nice recipe Nky, I love your blogwww.versatileblog.com.ng
Hello admin this my first time and I can say you are doing a great job.please what are the major ingredients in cooking coconut rice?and what do you mean by stock?thanks so much
Do u are crayfish to Plan coconut rice?
Hm! Tried it and I loved it, share a dish of coconut rice,with fresh vegetables mix with fresh boil corn + protein and Dodo with my neighbour. Wish I could share a picture with u all here. Thank u so much #Admin , my 1st time and I loved it.
You are so welcome dearie, hope to see more of you here 🙂
Can I add d shaft to d rice after cooking
NO, but you can use the shaft for coconut chips, check our recipes for ''gurundi'', you'll love it.
Please how can i cook it plain without tomato. … Thanks
Simply omit the tomato stew in this recipe.
Can i put all the spices crayfish and pepper before putting the rice to prevent too much turning and burning?
I don't use that method but I'm sure it will also turn out fine.
Please how can i cook it plain without tomato? Thanks
Thanks for the information. Now I can cook my rice.
You're welcome 🙂
You're welcome dearie.
How can I preserve my coconut rice for T̶̲̥̅̊h̶̲̥̅̊e̶̲̥̅̊ next day
Let the coconut rice cool completely then transfer into a container and store in the fridge.
Great one ma'am
i love this
thanks hun 🙂
My children don't like eating my rice,they prefer me cooking party jollof rice
Party jollof rice is a big favorite for all. Try out this coconut rice recipe too, I'm sure they'll like it 🙂
i prepared dis yesterday wif runner beans carrot n shrimp,nd wifout d tomatoe sauce,i just slice my tomatoes n pepper,i did nt add any oil to it cos i know d coconut has it own oil;hope it ok like dat?
I haven't cooked it that way, so how did it turn out?
i've seen so many coconut rice as soft as 'banga rice'. i mean very very soft. is it also acceptable?
Coconut rice can get very soft and mushy if not cooked properly due to the oil in the coconut milk and stock. But that can be avoided if less is used and if the stock&coconut milk is boiled until it bubbles, before adding the parboiled rice.
Can you use just tin tomatoes to make the tomato stew…
yes you can.
NICE I LIKE IT.
Can u make ot plain without tomato stew
yes you can, but you'll have to use extra seasoning.
You're welcome 🙂
No vegetable oil will be applied at all?
Remember that the stew you'll be adding already has oil in it… too much oil will make the rice burn at the bottom before it is done.
is it ok if i put the meat back in the pot after mixin the whole stock and stew? So that the meat will have a coconut taste too?
Adding the meat back into the pot will soften it more as the rice cooks,but you can do that if you don't mind it getting really soft.