If you're observant you will realise I have a thing for coconuts, this explains why I have a Coconut Jollof Rice Recipe HERE and a Coconut Fried Rice HERE I made last Christmas -Both Epic! Have you tasted the Coconut Doughnut from Shoprite? It's one of my favourites...I mentioned it in one of my vlogs. Yum! Today let's do plain coconut rice, simples! Coconut rice is really simple to make; just a mixture of coconut, rice and spices!

1 tbs Paprika
1 tbs Cayenne Pepper
5 Green Chilli's
1 Medium Green Bell Pepper
1 tsp Salt
2 Seasoning Cubes
1 tbs Coconut Oil
1 medium sized Onion
1 cloves Garlic
1 tsp chopped Ginger
2 tsp Ground Crayfish
2 large Coconuts / 3 cups Coconut milk
3 cups long grain Rice 
1 Cup Chicken Stock
Fresh Parsley for garnishing

  • Let's start with the coconuts if you're using fresh ones. Get a small pestle and slam it on the coconut-see the video to see how I did it. If you dey vex, just slam that coconut against a wall. LOL. It will crack open and then you can separate the softer inner part from the hard shell using a small knife. Be careful with sharp objects oh.
  • Chop the coconuts into tiny bits because you will need to blend it and you don't want to destroy your blender. Add a few cups of warm water + chopped coconut inside the blender and blitz away. Blend for about 6 minutes. 
  • Pour the contents of the blender in a small sieve and drain the milk. Insert pressure to make sure you squeeze all the milk out. You can add more warm water to the coconut shaft and drain again. Coconut milk is ready!
  • Next, parboil your rice by cooking the rice for about 10 minutes then take it off the cooker and run cold water through it. Repeat until the rice cools down. Now place in a sieve and allow to drain.
  • Heat up a pot add coconut oil. When it is hot, add onions, chopped peppers, ginger, garlic and all the spices except for crayfish. Sauté for 5 minutes. 
  • Next add coconut milk, add chicken stock and add parboiled rice, combine evenly and all to cook for 15-20 minutes. Make sure you have enough coconut milk so that you can add to the rice if it dries out. 
  • Once rice is almost done, add crayfish, mix together and allow to simmer.


  1. You definitely have a thing for coconuts and rice as well. It looks yummy. Have you tried Ukwa before? its african breadfruit. Click the link to my blog below to see the recipe.
    Recipe for Ukwa-African breadfruit

    1. Oh I love coconut -anything! LOL. I haven't tried ukwa just reminded me of that comedian ukwa

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    1. Yes oh! This was certainly good to my tastebuds

  3. Love you sisiyemmie.

  4. Thanks for this post deginitely,trying this ou.

  5. I am definitely going to try it out, thanks for sharing your recipe Sisi Yemmie. Looking forward to more of your recipes!

  6. Sisi May my God bless u plenty!!!!! choi, do u knw i hv two coconuts sitting in my kitchen and waiting to be devoured, but thank goodness, now i am gingered, i must make my coconut rice dis weekend.

    Regards to bobo Tito, my birthday mate.

    1. Thous shall not waste coconuts!!! LOL. I hope you've put them to good use?

  7. Looks delicious! Question: is the cup for measurement the regular 250ml measurement used for baking, or something else?

    1. Hannah I use the cup for baking...hope that helps

  8. Just quickly stopped by for this recipe. but I'm using more mixed veggies. :) will tweet u the result tomorrow.

  9. I love you alot sisi yemmie

  10. Just tried this out and it's absolutely yummy. Thanks Sisiyemmie! You've outdone yourself, yet again.

  11. Nice, just tried this now, but put my own little twist on it. yummy

  12. Thanks SiSi for helping our ministry.

  13. I can’t wait to try out this coconut rice, And my mouth is already watering.

  14. Thanks. Making this today. I'm just confused, don't know these: paprika, cayenne pepper and green chilli.

  15. Wow this is such a nice delicacy, i am going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing

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  16. What do you mean by seasoning cubes?


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