Spiced Curry Coconut Rice

Make this speedy Spiced Curry Coconut Rice with our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, coconut milk, turmeric, fresh cilantro, ginger and curry powder.

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Spiced Curry Coconut Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups Minute® Jasmine Rice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped toasted cashews
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro


  • Want rice that will wow a crowd? With fragrant turmeric and rich coconut milk, this golden rice makes a delightful side dish for grilled chicken, fish or kabobs.

    Step 1

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté onion, ginger and garlic for 3-5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Stir in turmeric, salt, pepper and curry powder. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

    Step 2

  • Stir in coconut milk and water and bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

    Step 3

  • Fluff rice with a fork. Sprinkle with cashews and cilantro.

Curried Rice in No Time

This Spiced Curry Coconut Rice recipe is fast, savory and full of spice. With just 5 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cooking time, this dish is faster to make than most curried rice recipes.

What makes this recipe so speedy? For one, our Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice cooks up in just 5 minutes. Cooking your jasmine rice is almost as fast as viewing this recipe!

Besides its fast cooking time, this recipe is also 100% vegetarian, making it a great fit for everyone. That said, it also pairs well with any grilled protein and particularly well with any Indian-style marinades. If you are looking for other vegetarian ideas, try our Rice-Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan.

Try this Spiced Curry Coconut Rice recipe for your next summer BBQ or weeknight dinner and enjoy an undeniably flavorful side dish, in no time at all. Discover more tasty dishes from around the world by trying this New Orleans-inspired Red Beans and Rice recipe.

Fast & Easy Substitutions

Want to switch up the crunch or just simply not a fan of cashews? Experiment by substituting toasted almonds or roasted pumpkin seeds for the cashews.

Other toppings you can add to this dish include golden raisins or chopped dried apricots. A bit of sweetness never hurts!

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