How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice With Coconut Flavors.

How to cook coconut brown rice

Brown rice and parboiled rice are not the same. As a result, they are not cooked in the same manner. Many people find it difficult to make fluffy brown rice. If not done correctly, rice can become tough, mushy, or soupy.

This recipe will show you how to make the best brown rice. Furthermore, it is infused with coconut and Caribbean flavors that I  think you will love and appreciate.  You do not need a fancy rice cooker.How to cook coconut brown rice


Brown rice is significantly more nutrient dense than white rice. It is higher in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

You can read about the differences between the two types of rice in my Seasoned Rice Pilaf With Ackee Recipe.  The nutrition content of brown and white rice is described in greater detail by Healthline. 

If you like eating rice, then you will enjoy these two recipes: One-Pot Shrimp and Basmati Rice and Jamaican Jerk Shrimp and Ackee Fried Rice

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How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice.

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Coconut Milk

How to cook coconut brown rice

How To Cook The Perfect Coconut Brown Rice.

Kevin Foodie
Brown rice and parboiled rice are not cooked in the same manner.
This easy recipe will teach you how to make perfect fluffy brown rice with only 6 main ingredients and without the use of a rice cooker.
The addition of coconut milk contributes to a soft fluffy texture, but also a burst of tropical flavors.
5 from 22 votes
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 3 People


  • Sauce Pan
  • Spoon
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 2 cups Brown Rice
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp. Pimento Seeds
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 3 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 stalk Scallion, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp. Thyme Leaves (dried or fresh)


  • Brown rice is the ideal side dish for any occasion. It has a bad reputation due to its unusual flavor and texture, but it is more nutrient dense than white rice. Follow these simple steps below for soft and delicious brown rice the old fashion way.
    How to cook coconut brown rice
  • In a saucepan, combine the coconut milk, vegetable stock, pimento, thyme, scallions, and salt. Over medium heat, bring to a boil.
    These herbs are frequently used in Jamaican cuisine to enhance the flavor profile of our dishes. You'll notice that I use them in a number of my recipes on my blog.
    How to cook coconut brown rice
  • Add the 2 cups of brown rice once the coconut milk mixture has reached a boil. Stir and cook in a covered pot over medium heat. The steam will aid in the cooking of the rice, resulting in a soft, fluffy texture.
    How to cook coconut brown rice
  • Reduce the flame to low and continue cooking with a covered lid once most of the liquid has evaporated. The cooking time takes between 30 to 40 minutes for the brown rice to completely cook.
  • Fluff the rice with a spoon after all of the water has evaporated. The sweet aroma of the rice will entice you to indulge in a few spoonfuls.
    When the rice has become soft and fluffy. Take the pan off the heat. This recipe served about 2-3 people.
    How to cook coconut brown rice

Food Explora Cooking Tip:

  • If you observe or taste that some of the rice grains need to cook a little longer, pour about ¼ to ½ cup of water over the rice and continue cooking in the covered pot over low flame.
Keyword Brown Rice, Coconut Milk, Jamaican Flavors, Pimento

I really hope you will enjoy this brown rice recipe as much as I did. Thank you for stopping by. 

I would love to hear your thoughts. Please leave a comment and a star rating.

35 thoughts on “How To Cook The Perfect Brown Rice With Coconut Flavors.”

  1. 5 stars
    I prefer brown rice for the texture and nutrients. I’ve never thought ot jazz ingredients it up with coconut milk and pimento. Thanks for tbe idea.

    1. 5 stars
      Kimberly, next time you cook brown rice, try adding herbs and coconut milk. You know we Jamaicans love good ole coconut milk in our rice. LOl Thanks for your comment and rating.

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks is a good point. because brown rice is in its natural form, it can go bad faster than its white counterpart. I always store mine in the refrigerator for longer shelf life. Thanks for your comment.

    1. 5 stars
      Thanks for your comment and rating. Brown rice is way healthier depicted the fact that white rice is enriched or fortified with nutrients by the manufacturers.

  2. I really like your recipe and I’ve added it to my collection. I also like how you made it easy for us to shop for ingredients. Brown rice is the ways to go. Healthy and packed with all the goodness our body needs. Thank you so much for this. Beautifully done 👌🏽

  3. I’m yet to master rice so after reading this, I’m defiantly going to be cooking this recipe and hopefully I’ll finally master it haha! It sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to tuck in. I love that it’s brown rice as it’s much better for my diabetes! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Great recipe Xo

    Elle –

  4. This sounds absolutely delicious! I absolutely love anything and everything coconut but never imagined putting it in rice! I will have to try this for sure. My husband will be so excited for this recipe too. Makes me want to go out and get a recipe planner – start collecting recipes!

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