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.
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 😆 😀
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)
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
Preparation time: 70 minutes
Here are some ingredients.
Some ground fresh tomatoes,
Preparing the Ingredients
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 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.
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
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.
Add the chicken stock once you are done with frying the tomatoes, also add the coconut milk.
Add a seasoning cube, add more salt to taste. Allow boiling before adding the rice, then the remaining half cup of sliced onions.
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.
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.
Do you like the meal? Any question? please, leave me a comment below.
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Coconut Rice recipe
- 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
- 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. 😀
- 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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Wow thanks so much
Wow thanks am gonna try this
Wow thank you very much, I’m sure going to try this out.
Yea am getting my ingredients to try diz tonight.
Wow!! lovely,am making it for the first time looking forward to tell u how it test.
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.
Thanks for this recipe. I am making coconut rice for the first time. I will definitely tell you how it turns out.
Can will blend the coconut to get milk
Pls the grated coconut can I add it to the rice
Accurate recipes with a systematic combos!
wow thanks I will definitely try dis out.
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very nice can’t wait to prepare my special dish for mu hubby
Good one…….am going to try it today
Please chy can I get a recipe for soya milk and how to prepare it
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 Chidi, you are the best!
this is interesting. thank you
Thanks for the recipe I will try yours
Tnx chy ur just d best ✌ will try these offern God bless
I love this. Thanks
luv it and i will try it…. Thanks alot
This is good love it. Thank you so much
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Coconut rice with grilled chicken is perfect. God bless u Chef Chidi
Thanks, I will surely try this out. Can I add curry and thyme?
Thanks a lot chy….. What if there is no crater, can one use blender
How do I preserve the coconut milk,if blended in the night to be used early morning?
please can I add cryfish to the coconut rice and cent leave
Thanks so much
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.
Nice one thankyou
God bless the work of your hands, sure to try it soon.
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 Chidi for all you do. Looking 4wrd to buying ur books.
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
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.
I didn’t mean any offence Chidi, 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.
I love coconut rice so much. I am so gonna be making this with my gf
Never heard of groundnut/vegetable oil in coconut rice before. Even tomatoes in coconut rice eliminates the smell of the coconut.
Beautiful, can I add vegetable and when do I add it?
Chidi i appreciate u. Can’t wait to try tomorrow. How i wish u wil b here to taste n comment.
How can I make White coconut rice not jollof
Hmmmm,yummy, can’t wait to try this again. Coconut beans is also nice, try it.
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.
Nice recipe though. Your delicacy are always nice but have not known tomatoes in coconut and groundnut/vegetable oil is optional.
Chidi tenks. I wil try dis soon
I am also a chef. I knw good food n good food iz
Pls chy how do I get d cook book. I reside in Lagos
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.
Wow your cooking is so interesting, can tin tomatos also be use, must it be fresh tomatos?
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
Thanks alot, this is really plain and simple
This is really easy to make. Thanks for the insight
nice one I love this one
thanks chy. you did a great job. I have you cook book now and its nice.
The best recipe ever.. Also budget friendly
Wao, would give it a try.
This is d 1st time I am hearing of adding tomatoes in coconut rice. Will try it out though.
Wow,u really rock trust m.i get to learn how to make meals diffrently frm my usual way. God bless u big
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
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.
I am happy now,thanks.
God bless you Chidi,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.
Chidi, thank you so much u ar so wonderful! I learnt many things here. God bless u
Nice one. i will try it. Thank you.
This is lovely, thank u very much. I will try it.
Chidi 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?
am enjoying these recipe daily. We try it on Sat.
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?
Wow! Dis amazing l luv it
THANKS ALOT FOR THIS RECIPE CAN I ADD VEGETABLES TO THE COCONUT LIKE IN FRIED RICE
Wooow… well detailed and fun to read. Thanks for the help.