Coconut rice is not just a healthy meal, it is also delicious, especially when you use really matured-sweet coconuts.
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.

I think this comes fourth on my list of delicious rice meals. Right after salad sauce, carrot stew and fried rice. If you don’t have the Rice Book yet, pls don’t delay anymore – Get it here or Get All My Books Together at a Discounted Price Here

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

Cocoanut rice

There are actually different recipe, some don’t use tomatoes, I have another recipe in the rice book that is called buttered coconut rice, it’s to die for. 😆 😀

First you should spend some time looking for the really matured 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 cocoanut, the shell is usually dried. 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 make a whole lot of difference. It should really be somewhat sugary. If you are there, shout – yaw!!! And commence with the rest of the cooking.

The Ingredients for cocoanut rice Include (Serving – 6 Persons)
Coconut (one big ball)
3 cups of rice
Fresh ground or sliced tomatoes (500ml)
Chicken/beef (2KG)
Onions (2 bulbs)
Maggi cubes (2-3)
1 sachet Kitchen glory (beef seasoning)
Groundnut/vegetable oil half cup (150ml)
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1

How to make coconut rice

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


Parboil about three to four 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 (Onions, Maggi, Salt, and Kitchen glory – beef seasoning), add water about five minutes later and allow cooking till it is soft for consumption.

Pick the chicken with a fork and deep fry while reserving the stock (water from the meat) for further cooking. Once you have gotten the water from the coconut and also fried the chicken… or not. Sometimes I just add the chicken without frying them.

Step 2
Set your cooking pot on heat, add half cup (150ml) of vegetable/groundnut oil, allow heating for at least 90 seconds before adding the ground or sliced tomatoes. Now fry and stir the tomatoes for the next 10-15 minutes till it is dried.

Add the meat extract (water from the meat) once you are done with frying the tomatoes, also add the coconut milk, a cube of maggi, add more salt to taste. Allow to boil before adding the rice, cook for the next twenty to forty minutes until it is very soft for consumption.

You can add a little more water along the line. Once it is soft enough to your desire, go ahead and serve with the fried meat, you just made a delicious pot of coconut rice

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

Do you like the meal? Any question? pls leave me a comment below.

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  1. CAROLYNE  January 27, 2015


    • Chy Anegbu  January 28, 2015

      Sure, you can experiment on it.

      • salamat  February 21, 2017

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

  2. FavourGifted  January 27, 2015

    Wow! Dis amazing l luv it

  3. blessing  January 27, 2015

    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?

  4. Ighalo Jennifer  January 27, 2015

    am enjoying these recipe daily. We try it on Sat.

  5. Ella  January 27, 2015

    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?

    • Chy Anegbu  January 28, 2015

      Darker? try using the ingredients as they are listed, thanks for commenting.

      • Martins Ella  June 15, 2017

        Sister chy I love dis
        is it a must to add tomatoes and pepper

  6. Anita  January 27, 2015

    This is lovely, thank u very much. I will try it.

  7. Beatrice Yakubu  January 28, 2015

    Nice one. i will try it. Thank you.

  8. Angel  January 28, 2015

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

  9. mercy  January 29, 2015

    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.

    • Chy Anegbu  January 31, 2015

      Thanks dearie.

  10. Bilkis  January 29, 2015

    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.

    • rayo solomon  August 19, 2016

      I am happy now,thanks.

  11. becky  February 1, 2015

    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

  12. ify  February 2, 2015

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

  13. RUME NDOKINTA  February 10, 2015

    This is d 1st time I am hearing of adding tomatoes in coconut rice. Will try it out though.

  14. Adeyemi  July 8, 2015

    Wao, would give it a try.

  15. ogochukwu  July 8, 2015

    The best recipe ever.. Also budget friendly

  16. julieth  July 9, 2015

    thanks chy. you did a great job. I have you cook book now and its nice.

  17. oma  July 10, 2015

    nice one I love this one

  18. Bella  July 10, 2015

    This is really easy to make. Thanks for the insight

  19. orishane lisa  August 26, 2015

    Thanks alot, this is really plain and simple

  20. Dr. Presh  August 29, 2015

    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

  21. Victor Winner  September 19, 2015

    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.

    • helly  August 5, 2016

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

  22. Adaora  February 25, 2016

    Pls chy how do I get d cook book. I reside in Lagos

  23. kingcee  March 19, 2016

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

  24. Emerald  March 29, 2016

    Chy tenks. I wil try dis soon

  25. Folashade  April 8, 2016

    Hmmmmm, heeeen,Lovely

  26. Emmy  April 19, 2016

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

  27. Mina  April 24, 2016

    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.

  28. rameed  May 5, 2016

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

  29. Khadijah  May 29, 2016

    How can I make White coconut rice not jollof

  30. Halima  July 15, 2016

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

  31. Vivian  July 22, 2016

    Beautiful, can I add vegetable and when do I add it?

  32. Ekaette  July 23, 2016

    Never heard of groundnut/vegetable oil in coconut rice before. Even tomatoes in coconut rice eliminates the smell of the coconut.

    • Chy Anegbu  July 25, 2016

      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

  33. Bablo  July 24, 2016

    I love coconut rice so much. I am so gonna be making this with my gf

  34. Ekaette  July 25, 2016

    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.

  35. Cecilia  November 13, 2016

    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.

    • Chy Anegbu  November 14, 2016

      please call us for the books on 08035051468, 08157668217

  36. Judy  March 11, 2017

    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

  37. Bisi  August 7, 2017

    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.

    • Chy Anegbu  August 8, 2017

      Lovely, thanks for your comment dear.

  38. Amychukwuka  September 11, 2017

    God bless the work of your hands, sure to try it soon.

  39. Hafsat  October 19, 2017

    Nice one thankyou

  40. Bjay  October 20, 2017

    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.

  41. Amy  October 23, 2017

    Thanks so much

  42. joy  October 23, 2017

    please can I add cryfish to the coconut rice and cent leave


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