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Coconut Rice

Here's a simple way to dress up rice.
I serve it alongside prawns, salmon or halibut.
It would also be a good side dish for Sweet and Sour Meatballs or glazed chicken.

  • 1 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded coconut ( I used sweetened coconut)
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Cook rice as per package instructions.
  2. While rice is cooking, chop red pepper, onion and celery.
  3. Heat oil and butter in a non stick frying pan, add vegetables and saute until soft.
  4. Add coconut and cooked rice and fry a bit longer until coconut browns a little.
  5. Serves 4 as a side dish.


  1. I love coconut and I love rice. Would never had thought to put the two together, but I will be trying this for sure. Sounds delish! Thank you Bev K.!

  2. Bev, I tried opening your Grilled Prawn Kabobs recipe and am unable to do so.

    1. Thanks for alerting me to that Sharon. I just fixed it so you should be able to get into it now. If this happens again, try typing the recipe title into the search button.

  3. This flavour combinations sounds delicious Bev! I must try this.


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