Nigerian Coconut Rice is simply Rice cooked in Coconut milk and other spices, it is very delicious. The taste and flavor of Coconut in this dish is incredible. The ingredients used are easy to find and the coconut milk can be made at home; very simple, shred some coconut, blend with hot water then place over a sieve and squeeze to get the milk out; I should write a post on that.

You can use the spices and ingredients you have but coconut milk is compulsory for this dish, continue reading to see how I make mine.



  1. 2 cups of Rice
  2.  5- 6 cups of Coconut Milk
  3. Maggi cubes
  4. Salt
  5. Ground Crayfish
  6. Carrot (chopped)
  7. Green Beans (chopped)
  8. Onion (sliced)
  9. 7 large fresh Tomatoes, 2 large red bell Peppers [Tatashe], 6 small Scotch Bonnets (Atarugu/ Atarodo) {blended together}
  10. 1 teaspoon Thyme
  11. 1 tablespoon Curry powder
  12. Coconut Oil ( 2 tablespoons)
  13. 1 cup Beef or Chicken Stock



  • Parboil Rice in boiling water for 7 minutes, strain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • In a pot, add 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil, allow to heat up, add sliced Onions and fry for 2 minutes
  • Add the blended mixture of Tomatoes and peppers and fry for about 3 minutes


  • Add Curry, Thyme, Coconut milk, Beef stock and little water

  • Now add in salt, crayfish, Maggi cubes, adjust seasoning, allow to boil then add in the parboiled Rice and allow to cook until soft

  • Add the chopped Carrots and green Beans when the water is remaining small, then allow to cook for 1 minute on very low heat to avoid burning

  • Stir so the vegetables will be incorporated in the Rice then turn off heat.
  • Our delicious Nigerian Coconut Rice is ready, serve with Fish, Beef, Chicken, Plantain etc., ENJOY



I’ll be awaiting Your kind feedback, Thank You for stopping by, see You soon People, BYEBYE..





    • Thank You Donterz for this wonderful feedback. Yes, there are store- bought Coconut Milk but I think making it fresh is better and very simple. Just cut or grate some Coconut and blend with hot water and strain out the milk (that is what I use)


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