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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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 15 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 20 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 15 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 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 to 5 minutes, or until starting to soften. Stir in turmeric, salt, pepper and curry powder. Cook for 1 to 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 about 5 minutes, or 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 15 minutes of cooking time, this recipe is faster than your everyday curried rice.

What makes this recipe such a speedy dish? 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 fit for everyone. That said, it also pairs well with any grilled protein and particularly well with any Indian-style marinades.

Try this Spiced Curry Coconut Rice recipe for your next summer BBQ or international dinner and enjoy an undeniably flavorful side dish, in no time at all.

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 include golden raisins or chopped dried apricots. A bit of sweetness never hurts!