Arroz con Coco Blanco

White Coconut Rice

Preparation info

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Appears in

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

Secrets of Colombian Cooking

By Patricia McCausland-Gallo

Published 2004

  • About

Coconut rice is very popular on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts of Colombia. This rice is typically served with fish and other types of seafood. In the city of Cartagena de Indias, it is eaten almost every day instead of the plain white rice that is eaten in the rest of the country.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 cups coconut milk (freshly made, or canned)


  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the rice, sugar, and salt, and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  4. After about 7 minutes, or as soon as you see the rice on the surface and most of the liquid has evaporated, cover the pot; reduce to minimum heat and cook covered for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve.