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Soaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar) 1

Soaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar)

This healthy recipe for coconut rice uses no added sugar. It is suitable for pairing with savory dishes and yet naturally sweet enough for dessert too!

Keyword real food, sugar free
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
soaking time 8 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 248 kcal
Author Sarah Pope


Soaking water


  1. Rinse white rice and place in a large pot. Add 12 cups of filtered water.

  2. Stir until the rice is completely wet and settles to the bottom of the pot. Cover and leave on the counter for 4-6 hours or overnight.

  3. Drain rice thoroughly in large strainer. Rinse one more time.

  4. Rinse soaking pot with clean filtered water and put soaked rice back in.

  5. Add 3/4 cup fresh filtered water, 1 3/4 cups (1 can) whole coconut milk, and salt.  Stir.

    Soaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar)
  6. Bring rice mixture to a boil, stir briefly, turn down the heat to low, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed (about 15 minutes).

  7. Remove from heat, crack the lid and let the cooked coconut rice set for about 5 minutes.

  8. Fluff with a fork and serve!

  9. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

If using homemade coconut milk instead of canned, use 1 3/4 cups or 14 ounces (397 grams).

Do no use lowfat coconut milk, else the rice will not turn out naturally sweet enough.

If you like to use rice as a way to get more bone broth into your family, you can substitute 1/4- 1/2 cup of the water with bone broth before cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Soaked Coconut Rice Recipe (no added sugar)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 35.3g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 3.6g7%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.