How To Cook Coconut Rice (Nigerian Dish)

Rice is a cereal grain that is widely consumed as a staple food in many parts of the world. Cooking African coconut rice is a simple and delicious way to add some flavor to your meals. Rice is typically cooked by boiling it in water or broth until it absorbs all the liquid and becomes soft and fluffy.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make it.

Coconut Rice

Ingredients for Coconut Rice

  • 2 cups of rice
  • 4 cups of coconut milk
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt, seasoning, chopped onions to taste
  • Meat (chicken, red meat, or any of your choice)
  • Grounded Crayfish

Instructions for Cooking Coconut Rice

Boiled rice
Boiled rice
  1. Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear.
  2. In a large pot, combine the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  4. Add the chopped onions, spices, grounded crayfish, seasoning and stir.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid.
  6. Simmer the rice for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.
Coconut milk
Coconut milk


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