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. Amy  October 23, 2017

    Thanks so much

  2. joy  October 23, 2017

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

  3. Ezinne Godson  March 7, 2018

    How do I preserve the coconut milk,if blended in the night to be used early morning?

  4. Janet philip  March 19, 2018

    Thanks a lot chy….. What if there is no crater, can one use blender

  5. Lois  April 10, 2018

    Thanks, I will surely try this out. Can I add curry and thyme?

    • Chef Chidi  April 10, 2018

      Sure, you can.

  6. Folashade  June 11, 2018

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Coconut rice with grilled chicken is perfect. God bless u Chef Chidi

  7. Lydia  June 12, 2018

    This is good love it. Thank you so much

  8. RUKAYAT  June 12, 2018

    Wao i
    luv it and i will try it…. Thanks alot

  9. Grace  July 5, 2018

    I love this. Thanks

  10. Goodness  July 18, 2018

    Tnx chy ur just d best ✌ will try these offern God bless

  11. Victoria soberekon ogan  September 21, 2018

    Thanks for the recipe I will try yours

  12. ifeoma  September 28, 2018

    this is interesting. thank you

  13. Genevieve  November 10, 2018

    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!

  14. Nnenna  November 11, 2018

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

  15. jenny  April 29, 2019

    very nice can’t wait to prepare my special dish for mu hubby

  16. Doreen Martin  May 13, 2019

    The best cooking site ever God bless you plenty. I live you

  17. Halimat  May 13, 2019

    wow thanks I will definitely try dis out.


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