My Modern take on the Nigerian style Coconut rice.

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Coconut Basmati Rice (Makes enough for 5adults)


  • 1 tablespoon Virgin coconut oil
  • ¼ cup red onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cubes maggi
  • ½ teaspoon (cumin, dried pepper, curry)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3½ cups basmati rice (washed) (Preferably extra fancy long grain basmati rice. my preferred brand is “404 premium”)


  1. Place a large pot (with a good fitting lid) on medium heat; add in the coconut oil, wait 2mins, then add in the chopped onions.
  2. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent (3-4mins)
  3. Now add in the coconut milk, 2 cups water, maggi, spices and salt.
  4. Cover the pot, increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to low-medium (2.5 – 3 on numbered cooker), add in the rice, and stir.
  6. Cover the pot tightly and leave the rice to cook for 25mins.
    Serve and Enjoy!

Note: Do not open the lead while the rice is cooking, do not stir the rice at anytime during cooking.

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