Coconut Rice with Cauliflower

coconut rice
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  • Servings : 4 to 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 35m

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This lovely recipe for coconut rice comes from a terrific vegetarian cookbook called The Vegan Cook’s Bible.

I’m not vegan, but you don’t have to be to enjoy this delicious recipe.

Coconut Rice

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  • 1 can (14 ounces) coconut milk
  • 1 cup brown rice, short-grain or long
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 inch piece candied ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground peppe


Step 1

In a saucepan over high heat, bring the coconut milk to a gentle boil. Stir in the rice. Cover and reduce the heat to low and cook for 40 minutes. Do not remove the lid during cooking. Stir the rice, which will be very wet and soupy. Increase the heat and simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and creamy.

Step 2

In a deep skillet, heat the oil over high heat. Stir in the onion. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until slightly softened. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Stir in the cauliflower and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until tender and fairly dry. Stir in the bread crumbs.

Step 3

Add the cauliflower mixture to the rice and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  • Use 1-2 cups grated parsnips, turnip or carrot in place of the cauliflower.

Did You Know?…

Brown rice is so much healthier for us than white rice. This time it is combined with the rich taste of coconut milk, garlic and candied ginger. What a wonderful combination! So healthy too.

Coconut rice is just one of the recipes we have on the site from this cookbook. Have a look at the recipe for Moroccan Chickpea and Vegetable Tagine.

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