Coconut Turmeric Rice

Coconut Turmeric Rice

Growing up, one of the things my family ate most was RICE! There were even times I would be perfectly content eating a bowl of rice topped with black pepper, butter and occasionally a sauce like General Tso’s. Actually my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Because I love rice so much, I’ve always loved experimenting with different kinds of rice. This led me to Coconut Turmeric Rice!

Coconut Turmeric Rice in the plate

How to Make Coconut Turmeric Rice

Making this rice was super easy! Round up just six ingredients and you’re all set! You’ll start by sautéing some minced garlic in an oil of your choice. For an oil-free version, you can omit the oil and sauté with water instead. Next, you’ll simply add the remaining ingredients to the pot and bring it to a boil.

Coconut Turmeric Rice

While the pot is boiling, it’s important to keep an eye on it. Especially when you notice that most of the liquid is gone. At this point, you want to make sure that you’re stirring the rice frequently so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. This is why I suggest using a non-stick pot to cook the rice in on the recipe card. There’s nothing worse than accidentally cooking the rice too long and half of it being stuck to the bottom of the pan. Yikes!

What Goes With Turmeric Rice?

You can pair this Coconut Turmeric Rice with all of your favorites! Pretty much whatever you’d normally pair with rice. Here are a few suggestions:

Coconut Turmeric Rice

I know you’ll love this Coconut Turmeric Rice! It’s super easy to make and can be paired with lots of different things, making it the perfect side dish. Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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5 from 17 votes

Coconut Turmeric Rice

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Fried Rice, Turmeric
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • In a nonstick pot, add the oil and adjust to medium heat. Once warm, add the minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add in the rice, coconut milk, vegetable broth, turmeric, onion powder, and sea salt. Increase heat and bring to a boil (uncovered).
  • Once boiling, reduce to a medium-low heat (simmering) and cover with a lid. Stir frequently to avoid sticking. Let cook for about 15-20 minutes or until all liquid is gone and rice is fluffy.
  • Fluff with a fork and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley (optional). Enjoy!


Makes 3 cups cooked rice
Coconut Turmeric Rice


  1. Julie Daniel

    5 stars
    This recipe was very delicious and so easy to make. I ate it as the meal, but look forward to making it again as a side dish.

  2. 5 stars
    We make a coconut rice in PR that is to die for, but I know your addition of turmeric will take it over the top!

  3. 5 stars
    This rice looks absolutely amazing. I love that it has coconut and turmeric in it; two very nutrient-rich foods! I am excited to make this recipe

  4. I have everything I need to make this rice! Can’t wait to make it, it’s the perfect side dish for some chicken we planned on using.

  5. 5 stars
    This rice looks so delicious! Love that it includes coconut and turmeric. I could use it with so many things.

  6. 5 stars
    This will be such a great addition to dinner tonight. I can’t wait!

  7. 5 stars
    I love so many different flavors of rice so I definitely want to try this for weeknight dinner.

  8. 5 stars
    I LOVE this rice and can’t wait to eat it with all the things! Thanks!

  9. Amanda H.

    5 stars
    AMAZING! This rice is so fun and delicious! It also makes great leftovers to add to other roasted veggies the next day. The flavor is so great from the slight sweetness of the coconut and then the earthy, spice of the turmeric. It is just delicious!

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  11. 5 stars
    I am forever looking for dishes that include turmeric because it helps with digestion, so naturally I was excited when this one was posted. This recipe is so delicious that it left me wanting to lick the plate.

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