Coconut Rice

// Coconut Rice

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

24-25 mins

Free Time

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Sweet and savory coconut rice has never been easier! Full-fat coconut milk brings this dish to the next level, pairing beautifully with dishes like Butter Chicken Curry or Steamed Chicken with Ginger Scallion Sauce.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Basmati, Basmati Rice, Butter, Rice & Grains, Coconut, Coconut Rice, Vegetarian, Deep Dish, Rice, Side DIshes, Thai, Tropical, White Rice Rice & Grains

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Large Deep Dish

Perfect for big batches of rice, one-pot meals, veggies, mashed potatoes, soups, and more.

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The Large Deep Dish


  • ½ shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, diced 
  • ¾ cup (145g) basmati rice 
  • 1 cup (240ml) water
  • cup full-fat coconut milk
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Add the shallot, butter, rice, water, coconut milk, and salt to the Anyday dish and stir to combine. 
  2. Cover with the lid (knob lifted), and cook in the microwave at Power Level 4tooltip for 24-25 minutes, or until the liquid is almost fully absorbed and the rice is cooked through and tender. Once cooked, let the rice rest for 5 minutes with the lid still on for the rest of the liquid to absorb.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork and enjoy.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add curry leaves and toasted cashews for a delicious twist.
  • Add some lemongrass or makrut lime leaves for extra aromatic rice.
  • For a sweet dessert, serve with ripe mango and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk.

Recipe notes

  • If it’s taking longer than expected, increase the power level by 1. If it’s bubbling over or the lid is lifting, decrease the power level by 1. 
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.