Coconut & Lime Rice – vegan


Coconut & Lime Rice – vegan

coconut and lime rice

I have been doing tandoori chicken quite often lately. A very easy dish, that is just diced chicken, tossed in tandoori spice, and pan fried in a little oil, just enough so it doesn’t stick

tandoori chicken, with coconut and lime rice

Normally, I do an Indian spiced vegetable rice to have with it. But this week, I wanted something different, so I thought I’d try doing a vegan coconut rice. There was a lime in the fruit bowl, so that was pressed into service too.

My goodness, I loved it! It was VERY coconutty! Coconut and lime rice – yum! I have several boxes of dried coconut milk, so used the equivalent of half a tin of coconut milk – 40g. My husband found it too creamy, and he’s not fond of creamy things. So next time I think I’ll use half as much and it should still taste of coconut

There was just enough chicken, rice and green beans left after dinner for a small dish for my lunch tomorrow – yum!

tandoori chicken, with coconut and lime rice

Variations of coconut lime rice

Lime’s are expensive, so a squirt from a bottle of lemon juice would do just as well.

Use peas instead of carrot, or sweetcorn, swede or sweet potato.

Add a dash of fish sauce or soy sauce. Try a little garlic, chilli and ginger. Throw in a star anise, a bay leaf or a sprig of rosemary. Whatever you think will work well together

I’m definitely going to do this again!



Coconut and lime rice
coconut and lime rice

Coconut & Lime Rice

Utterly delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 17 mins
budget meals
cheap family recipes
dairy free by Olguioo from the Noun Project
Dairy Free
Gluten Free by Eucalyp from the Noun Project
Gluten Free
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
vegan by Guilherme Furtado from the Noun Project
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
freeze by Hare Krishna from the Noun Project
Freezes Well
Servings: 2
Cost per portion 29p
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Thrifty Lesley
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  • 60 g rice
  • ½ tin coconut milk
  • 100 g carrot
  • 100 g onion
  • ½ tsp oil
  • 1 lime
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper


  • Peel and chop the onion. Saute in a little oil until transparent. Use a saucepan
  • Dice the carrot very small. No need to peel unless it needs it.
  • Add the carrot and rice to the saucepan with the onion in it and stir it all around
  • Add the lime zest, the juice and the coconut milk
  • Put the lid on the saucepan and simmer very gently until the rice is cooked through. Keep an eye in it, we don't want the rice sticking to the bottom of the saucepan, but try nit to stir it too much as the rice will release its starch and go gloopy
  • Alternatively, you can bring everything to a boil and bake it in a covered dish in the oven for about half an hour


Nutrition Facts
Coconut & Lime Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 302mg9%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 8353IU167%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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1 Comment

  1. Patricia Jones

    5 stars
    Wow…This is an amazing and it looks soo yummy & more delicious as well, i loved your inserted images….i will made it few days later……Thanks for sharing…..!

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