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Coconut Rice

Coconut rice is delicious especially when combined with fried chicken. I grow up loving this version because it looks more like jollof rice but tastes a lot better.

I used fresh red tomatoes in this recipe, I could do it any other way.

If you are looking to prepare this delicious meal but don’t know how to do it, here is all you need to know about preparing this delicious rice meal.

Coconut rice

What you see is a plate of simple coconut rice, super delicious. The only difference between the usual jollof rice and this is the use of coconut milk; it changes the taste, aroma and impairs the color slightly.

I think this comes fourth on my list of delicious rice meals. Right after salad sauce, carrot stew, and fried rice.

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Coconut Rice with Tomatoes

There are actually different recipes, some don’t use tomatoes, others do πŸ˜† πŸ˜€

First, spend some time looking for the really mature cocoanut, one big cocoanut would be enough for 4 cups of rice which would probably serve a family of five or six.

When you eventually find the matured-dried coconut, break it, take a bite, if it is not sweet, start looking again.

It is important to buy the really matured and sweet cocoanut; it makes a lot of difference. It should really be sugary. If you are there, shout – yaw!!! And begin with the rest of the cooking.

Ingredients for Coconut rice

1 Big Coconut.
3 cups of rice
Fresh ground tomatoes (500ml)
2 Tablespoons (tomato paste) (tin tomato)
Chicken (2KG)
1 cup of sliced onions
3 seasoning cubes
Half teaspoon of chicken spice
Vegetable oil half cup (150ml)
Teaspoon ground ginger.
Half teaspoon of ground garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Serving: 6

Preparation time: 70 minutes

Here are some ingredients.
ingredients coconut

Some ground fresh tomatoes,

Preparing the Ingredients

Step 1
You start by breaking and de-shelling the cocoanut (we don’t need the water inside, you can drink it – very healthy), grate (sort of grind) the coconut with a grater, the idea is to squeeze out the milk from the main coconut.

Normally you grate the coconut with a grater and then add a cup of water or two and then squeeze out the white water (coconut milk) which is needed for the preparation of coconut rice. Filter the squeezed out milk and set aside in a bowl

cocoanut-rice-ingredients

Step 2
Parboil three cups of rice, grind the tomatoes/peppers (you need about 500ml), your blender should be calibrated, or you can slice the tomatoes if you like.

Also parboil the chicken with all the necessary ingredients (half cup of sliced onions, 2 seasonings cubes, Salt, and half teaspoon of chicken spice), add a cup of water.
Precooking meat

Allow cooking till it is soft, around 10-15 minutes.

Pick the chicken with a kitchen fork and deep fry, set aside the stock.

How to Make Coconut Rice

Step 3
Set your cooking pot on heat, add a half-cup (150ml) of vegetable oil, allow heating for at least 90 seconds before adding the tomatoes. Now fry and stir the tomatoes for the next 10-15 minutes till it dries.

You should have your pot looking like this.
tomato

Step 4
Add the chicken stock once you are done with frying the tomatoes, also add the coconut milk.
cooking coconut rice

Add a seasoning cube, add more salt to taste. Allow boiling before adding the rice, then the remaining half cup of sliced onions.
cooking
Cook for the next twenty to forty minutes until the rice is easy to chew.

You can add a little more water along the line. once it gets soft, turn, and serve.
Pot of coconut rice
Serve with the fried meat, you just made a delicious pot of coconut rice

Serve with the cooked, fried or grilled chicken. Aside from chicken, you can also use goat meat, beef or assorted meat to make a delicious coconut rice meal.
Coconut rice
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Coconut rice recipe

Coconut Rice recipe

Chy Anegbu
Coconut rice is delicious and beneficial to your health.
So much has been said about coconut and all of its health benefits, when you find a way to combine together with rice tomatoes and several other ingredients, what you get is a huge chunk of deliciousness.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Nigerian Cuisine
Servings 6 People

Equipment

  • Cooker
  • Pots

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Big Coconut.
  • 3 cups of rice
  • Fresh ground tomatoes 500ml
  • 2 kg Chicken
  • 1 cups of onions
  • 3 seasoning cubes
  • Half teaspoon chicken spice
  • 150 ml Vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Grate the coconut, add two cups of water and squeeze out the coconut milk. You don't want the coconut water, you can drink that one. We need the coconut milk.
  • Parboil 3 cups of rice, wash and set aside.
  • Grind the tomatoes, you need 500ml, combine with 4 small pepper (scotch bonnet), blend into a paste.
  • Precook the chicken, season with a half cup of sliced onions, a teaspoon of salt, half teaspoon of chicken spice, 2 seasoning cubes. Add a cup of water and cook the chicken till it becomes chewable. πŸ˜€
  • Set the boiled chicken aside, with the stock.
  • Set a clean pot on heat, add vegetable oil (150ml), allow to heat for 90 seconds before adding the ground tomatoes/peppers. fry for 10-15 minutes, stirring now and then.
  • Once fried add the cooked chicken and stock, the coconut milk, a cup of water, a seasoning cube, salt to taste.
  • Allow to boil, then add the rice, remaining half cup of onions, cover your pot and cook for 20-30 minutes. You can add water occasionally.
  • Serve your coconut rice and chicken once it is soft enough for you.

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75 Comments

Obiora
Reply

5 stars
Amazingly, you make cooking completely easy. I love coconuts, I eat them as snacks too. When you prepare rice and make coconut the main ingredient, you have me hooked. Thanks.

July 7, 2020
Umahi
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5 stars
Thanks for this recipe. I am making coconut rice for the first time. I will definitely tell you how it turns out.

June 30, 2020
Hannah
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Can will blend the coconut to get milk

April 27, 2020
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Sure, Yeah.

April 30, 2020
Ebun
Reply

Pls the grated coconut can I add it to the rice

March 23, 2020
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Yeah, I do that sometimes but most people don’t like it that way.

March 24, 2020
Prince Emrex
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Accurate recipes with a systematic combos!
BRAVO!!!

March 10, 2020
Halimat
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wow thanks I will definitely try dis out.

May 13, 2019
Doreen Martin
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The best cooking site ever God bless you plenty. I live you

May 13, 2019
jenny
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very nice can’t wait to prepare my special dish for mu hubby

April 29, 2019
Nnenna
Reply

Good one…….am going to try it today
Please chy can I get a recipe for soya milk and how to prepare it

November 11, 2018
Genevieve
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I have ordered and gotten the books two years ago and never regretted doing so. I am still enjoying, rocking and trying out recipes and they come out great every time. Thanks so much Chy, you are the best!

November 10, 2018
ifeoma
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this is interesting. thank you

September 28, 2018
Victoria soberekon ogan
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Thanks for the recipe I will try yours

September 21, 2018
Goodness
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Tnx chy ur just d best ✌ will try these offern God bless

July 18, 2018
Grace
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I love this. Thanks

July 5, 2018
RUKAYAT
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Wao i
luv it and i will try it…. Thanks alot

June 12, 2018
Lydia
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This is good love it. Thank you so much

June 12, 2018
Folashade
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Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Coconut rice with grilled chicken is perfect. God bless u Chef Chidi

June 11, 2018
Lois
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Thanks, I will surely try this out. Can I add curry and thyme?

April 10, 2018
Chef Chidi
Reply

Sure, you can.

April 10, 2018
Janet philip
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Thanks a lot chy….. What if there is no crater, can one use blender

March 19, 2018
Ezinne Godson
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How do I preserve the coconut milk,if blended in the night to be used early morning?

March 7, 2018
joy
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please can I add cryfish to the coconut rice and cent leave

October 23, 2017
Amy
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Thanks so much

October 23, 2017
Bjay
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Thanks for this, but please what I really anticipate is the ofada rice sauce(popularly known as ayamase) I really want to know the preparations and have the ingredients, thanks.

October 20, 2017
Hafsat
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Nice one thankyou

October 19, 2017
Amychukwuka
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God bless the work of your hands, sure to try it soon.

September 11, 2017
Bisi
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Hi Chy
I recently subscribed to ur site. How I must have missed all this while o! Tnx for d recipe above.
Ironically I made coconut rice just last week almost the same way as u made urs except two differences:
– I used coconut oil in place of veg oil
– I added fresh shrimps like Blessing mentioned above by first frying it in d coconut oil then removing it from the pot and mixing it in only at the end just before serving.
A trial dey say will convince you!
Thanks Chy for all you do. Looking 4wrd to buying ur books.
Bisi

August 7, 2017
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Lovely, thanks for your comment dear.

August 8, 2017
Judy
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Wow I never knew they also add tomatoes to coconut rice ,it really gonna be nice u kwn thanks dear I learnt dis from u am happy .I will give a try to it

March 11, 2017
Cecilia
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Cecilia is waiting for your reply so that l too can experience what other woman are experiencing with those books I need all of them.

November 13, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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please call us for the books on 08035051468, 08157668217

November 14, 2016
Ekaette
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I didn’t mean any offence Chy, just that the coconut milk has enough oil in it already to cook the rice very well. Adding additional oil to it is more calories.

July 25, 2016
Bablo
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I love coconut rice so much. I am so gonna be making this with my gf

July 24, 2016
Ekaette
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Never heard of groundnut/vegetable oil in coconut rice before. Even tomatoes in coconut rice eliminates the smell of the coconut.

July 23, 2016
Chy Anegbu
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There are over 10 known coconut rice recipes my dear Ekaette. What then do you say of coconut moi moi? When it comes to cooking, nothing is etched in stones. thanks

July 25, 2016
Vivian
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Beautiful, can I add vegetable and when do I add it?

July 22, 2016
Halima
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Chy i appreciate u. Can’t wait to try tomorrow. How i wish u wil b here to taste n comment.

July 15, 2016
Khadijah
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How can I make White coconut rice not jollof

May 29, 2016
rameed
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Hmmmm,yummy, can’t wait to try this again. Coconut beans is also nice, try it.

May 5, 2016
Mina
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My mother, taught me to cook coconut rice without fresh tomatoes or vegetable oil and we usually grind the coconut and sieve it to collect the milk and do away with the shaff. I’ve always tried this in my family alongside other spices crayfish inclusive. Each time i prepare it my family and friends always ask for more. Thanks though for your own recipe.

April 24, 2016
Emmy
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Nice recipe though. Your delicacy are always nice but have not known tomatoes in coconut and groundnut/vegetable oil is optional.

April 19, 2016
Folashade
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Hmmmmm, heeeen,Lovely

April 8, 2016
Emerald
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Chy tenks. I wil try dis soon

March 29, 2016
kingcee
Reply

I am also a chef. I knw good food n good food iz
good

March 19, 2016
Adaora
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Pls chy how do I get d cook book. I reside in Lagos

February 25, 2016
Victor Winner
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wow, u most b a rily gud cook. i ll have to gv ur cocoanut rice a try wit d tomatos kind of tin u knw.

September 19, 2015
helly
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Wow your cooking is so interesting, can tin tomatos also be use, must it be fresh tomatos?

August 5, 2016
Dr. Presh
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Wow! U r really amazing at what u do. I just stumbled on your site and before I could even go through some of your recipes I found myself ordering for all the books. Can hardly wait to get them & to start performing. God bless u much sis. Thank you

August 29, 2015
orishane lisa
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Thanks alot, this is really plain and simple

August 26, 2015
Bella
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This is really easy to make. Thanks for the insight

July 10, 2015
oma
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nice one I love this one

July 10, 2015
julieth
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thanks chy. you did a great job. I have you cook book now and its nice.

July 9, 2015
ogochukwu
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The best recipe ever.. Also budget friendly

July 8, 2015
Adeyemi
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Wao, would give it a try.

July 8, 2015
RUME NDOKINTA
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This is d 1st time I am hearing of adding tomatoes in coconut rice. Will try it out though.

February 10, 2015
ify
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Wow,u really rock trust m.i get to learn how to make meals diffrently frm my usual way. God bless u big

February 2, 2015
becky
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I really appreciate ur good work keep it up. I enjoy how u prepare ur coconut rice and fried rice. Plz continue ur good. Am becky from enugu. I like cooking very well, I also like learning new ideas. Thanks a lot

February 1, 2015
Bilkis
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Thank u for dis great job,i will try it dis wkend.hav used most of ur spices d out come aroma is great. my PC is faulty dats why i hav’nt get ur books.

January 29, 2015
rayo solomon
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I am happy now,thanks.

August 19, 2016
mercy
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God bless you Chy,l will try to make it. l know that my kids will love it and my husband as well, because they always want me to make something different from what them know,keep it up you are the best love.

January 29, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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Thanks dearie.

January 31, 2015
Angel
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Chy, thank you so much u ar so wonderful! I learnt many things here. God bless u

January 28, 2015
Beatrice Yakubu
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Nice one. i will try it. Thank you.

January 28, 2015
Anita
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This is lovely, thank u very much. I will try it.

January 27, 2015
Ella
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Chy God bless u for dis wonderful job u r doin to help us keep our family together most especially to keep d husbands at home with d home-made food. Av tried most of d receipes and dey came out nice except for d fried rice. I normally use anoda receipe for that so wen I tried out yours,d colour wasn’t ok. When I added d curry to d oil d colour changed,it was darker.What could hv gone wrong?

January 27, 2015
Chy Anegbu
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Darker? try using the ingredients as they are listed, thanks for commenting.

January 28, 2015
Martins Ella
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Sister chy I love dis
is it a must to add tomatoes and pepper

June 15, 2017
Ighalo Jennifer
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am enjoying these recipe daily. We try it on Sat.

January 27, 2015
blessing
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Nice one chy, think I will try it this weekend. Also learnt one can add shrimps but really don’t know at What stage of cooking to do that. Please do you have an Idea?

January 27, 2015
FavourGifted
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Wow! Dis amazing l luv it

January 27, 2015
CAROLYNE
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HI,
THANKS ALOT FOR THIS RECIPE CAN I ADD VEGETABLES TO THE COCONUT LIKE IN FRIED RICE

January 27, 2015
Chy Anegbu
Reply

Sure, you can experiment on it.

January 28, 2015
salamat
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Thanks chy i don’t know that i’ve been missing alot since all this while.God bless you

February 21, 2017

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