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Arroz con Coco Blanco (Coconut Rice)

Arroz con Coco Blanco is a traditional Colombian rice dish from the coasts of the country. This coconut rice is an easy and simple side dish and it goes well with seafood.

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This Arroz con Coco Blanco or Coconut Rice is a typical dish from the coast of Colombia and is simply delicious! It’s creamy, soft and with amazing coconut flavor.

I remember having arroz con titoté and this recipe in Cartagena as a side dish with every meal and felt in love it with them. This quick and easy coconut rice recipe is delicious. It’s made with just 4 ingredients and under 30 minutes. Serve it as a side dish with seafood, stuff it into a burrito, or use it as the base of a rice bowl just add beans, corn, salsa, and guacamole.

If you are a fan of rice recipes and want to try a different recipe than your traditional white rice, this coconut rice recipe is a must-try.

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Coconut Rice Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 20 mins

Total Time 25 mins

Course Side Dish

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

Calories 806 kcal


  • 2 Cups long grain rice
  • 4 Cups coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Place the rice in a small pot, add the coconut milk, sugar and salt.

  • Bring to a boil over medium high-heat. Stir once, cover and reduce heat to low, cook for 20 minutes

  • Do not remove the cover. Remove the pot from the heat and let it seat for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice using a fork and serve immediately.


Keep in the fridge up to 3 days in a air tight container.
You can use fresh or canned coconut milk for this recipe.


Calories: 806kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 11gFat: 49gSaturated Fat: 43gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 615mgPotassium: 604mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 67mgIron: 8mg

Keyword arroz con coco, arroz con coco colombiano, Colombian Food, Colombian recipes

What to Serve with this Dish

Rice with coconut pairs nicely with seafood dishes. Some of my favorite main dishes are grilled salmon, fried whole fish and battered fish.

More Side Dishes to Try:

Roasted Potatoes with Avocado Sauce

Rice with Carrots

Rice with Heart of Palms

Cilantro Rice

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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