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Indian coconut rice recipe
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Coconut Fried Rice - Thengai Sadama (VIDEO)

Get ready to enjoy one of the best fried rice recipes ever, Coconut Fried Rice!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Rice, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Keyword: breakfast coconut fried rice, easy coconut fried rice, healthy coconut fried rice, homemade coconut fried rice, quick coconut fried rice, stir fried coconut fried rice
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal


  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds (or mustard seeds powder)
  • 1 tsp bay leaves (roughly chopped)
  • 1 scotch bonnet (optional)
  • 1 onion (diced, small-sized)
  • A pinch garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chives (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp all-purpose seasoning (or 2 stock cube)
  • ¼ cashew nuts (optional)
  • 1 red jalapeño pepper (thinly sliced, small-sized)
  • 1 green jalapeño pepper (thinly sliced, small-sized)
  • ½ red bell pepper (diced, small-sized)
  • ½ orange bell pepper (diced, small-sized)
  • 2 cups roasted chicken (or grilled chicken, chunks)
  • ½ cup coriander (chopped)
  • ½ cup parsly (chopped)
  • A pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut (grated)
  • 3 cup cooked basmati rice


  • Heat coconut oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard seeds, bay leaves, chopped scotch bonnet, onion, garlic powder, chives, mixed herbs, curry powder, and stock cube.
  • Toss in the raw cashew nuts.
  • Add the green and red jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, chicken chunks, coriander, and parsley.
  • Then, season as needed.
  • Add the freshly grated coconut.
  • Add the cooked rice.
  • Mix until well combined.



  • Use day-old rice to get a fluffy and loose texture. 
  • Add the vegetables in the right order to ensure they are not overcooked.


Serving: 1 (of 6) | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1266IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg