Coconut & sweet onion rice

Preparation info
  • Serves:


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

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By Nisha Katona

Published 2017

  • About

This is one of my very favourite rice dishes. A sweet coconut affair, the browning of the onion is critical – ribbons of caramel chew just add to the sweet-shop thrill of this splendid side dish.


  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 small onions, cut into fine rings
  • 350 g/


Heat the oil in a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onions until they are brown and crispy. Leave to one side.

Put the rice in a large saucepan with the coconut milk, sugar, lemongrass, cinnamon and 300 ml/10½