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Vegan Coconut Rice Recipe

Vegan Coconut Rice Recipe


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Nigerian
Servings 4



  • 2 cups basmati rice or any long-grain rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or water
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish optional


  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
  • Add the chopped onions and sauté until translucent.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the chopped red and green bell peppers, diced carrot, and frozen green peas to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables start to soften.
  • Add the curry powder, ground turmeric, paprika, salt, and freshly ground black pepper to the pot. Stir well to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth/water. Stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Add the rinsed rice to the pot and stir gently to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a lid. Let the rice simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is cooked and fluffy.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for a few minutes.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork and taste to adjust the seasoning if needed.
  • Serve the Nigerian Coconut Rice hot, garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley if desired.


Calories: 380 | Total Fat:22g | Total Carbohydrates: 41g | Dietary Fiber: 3g | Protein: 7g

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