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How To Make Coconut Fried Rice

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Coconut fried rice is a delicious variation of the basic fried rice. It is very simple and easy to prepare. There isn’t that much of a difference, the only main addition is either coconut milk or coconut shavings. Here is how to prepare this recipe.


  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • water – 2 cups
  • Rice – 4 cups
  • Maggi – 4 cubes
  • Salt- To taste
  • Curry and thyme – 1 teaspoon each
  • Bay Leaves – 2
  • Pepper flakes – 1 tablespoon
  • Thyme – another 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 4 Tablespoons
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/2 medium
  • Mixed vegetables – 2 cups
  • Shrimps (optional) – 2 cups


  • Place a pot on medium heat, add in the coconut milk, water, salt, curry, thyme, bay leaves and 2 maggi cubes.
  • Cover the pot until the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
  • Add in washed rice.
  • Simmer on low-medium heat until rice is cooked and there is no more liquid in the rice.
  • Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a large skillet, heat up the oil.
  • Add in the chopped onions, shrimps, pepper flakes, thyme, maggi and mixed vegetable.
  • Stir fry for 2- 3 minutes.
  • Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Stir in already cooked rice.
  • Taste and adjust for seasoning. Stir-fry for another 1-2 minutes.

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Enjoy your meal with fish and plantain.

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