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Coconut-Lime Rice

Coconut-Lime Rice

The Twist: Light coconut milk and a splash of fresh citrus add a sunny tropical edge to jasmine rice.


This recipe goes with Spicy Mango Shrimp

Southern Living FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Other:25 Minutes


  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked jasmine rice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice


Bring coconut milk, salt, and 2 cups water to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in rice; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching, 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in lime zest and juice.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 104
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated fat: 1.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.8g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 204mg
  • Calcium: 0.7mg

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