Coconut & lime rice

Coconut & lime rice

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(8 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

A simple side dish to cool down spicy mains - use either jasmine or basmati rice. Try it with our chicken teriyaki skewers

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal340
  • fat12g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0g


  • 250g jasmine or basmati rice
  • 5 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the rice following pack instructions. Add the coconut about 5 mins before the end of the cooking time. Stir in the lime zest and juice, and the coriander. Serve immediately.

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25th Aug, 2016
Used Basmati rice and followed the recipe. The result was delicious served with Thai shredded chicken & runner bean salad (also on this site).
1st May, 2016
A tasty alternative to plain rice. We make it with the chicken teriyaki skewers. Delicious
20th Oct, 2014
Lovely yet simple side dish - served this with the baked peanut chicken recipe and some soy sauce. Such a nice change from plain rice.
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13th May, 2014
This is a lovely side dish that's simple to make and full of flavour. I served it alongside the Miso Salmon recipe and it worked very well. Would really recommend it if you're looking for a more interesting (and tasty) way to serve rice.
14th Feb, 2014
Nice recipe to make a change from plain rice. Think I went OTT with the coriander a little and it overpowered the coconut, however still very good and will make again, going a little easier on the coriander. Had this with the bbc good food chicken teriyaki skewers, worked well together.
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