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Creamy Coconut Lime Rice (dairy free, gluten free)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides


Dairy free creamy coconut lime rice! Super creamy and full of flavor!


  • 1 + 1/2 cups of uncooked white jasmine rice
  • 2 + 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced white or yellow onion
  • 2 large cloves of garlic (or 4 small cloves), minced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (measure before chopping)


  1. Start by cooking the rice. In a pot with a lid, bring the rice and water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let steam for an additional 10 minutes.
  2. While rice is finishing cooking, heat a large skillet with high sides over medium heat. Slightly reduce heat, add the olive oil, then add the onions and allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the garlic, salt, and pepper and cook for 30 seconds.
  3. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, then stir in the coconut milk (both the thick part and the liquid part). Let sit on low heat for 5 minutes, then stir in the rice, lime juice, and cilantro until everything is well combined. Remove from heat and enjoy!