Coconut Basmati Rice (Makes enough for 5adults)

My Modern take on the Nigerian style Coconut rice.


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



  • 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. Sauté until the onion becomes translucent (3-4mins)
  • Now add in the coconut milk, 2 cups water, maggi, spices and salt.  Cover the pot, increase the heat to high and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low-medium (2.5 – 3 on numbered cooker), add in the rice, and stir. 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.

**A 9jaFOOdie original recipe**