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Coconut Fried Rice

Serve something new by cooking this Coconut Fried Recipe! It’s a healthy take on fried rice that everyone will surely love!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asia
Keyword: asian fried rice, Coconut milk, delicious fried rice, easy fried rice, fantastic coconut fried rice, healthy coconut recipe, perfect coconut fried rice
Servings: 8
Calories: 406kcal


For sauce

  • 1 green bell pepper (chopped)
  • ½ medium-sized onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 thumb-sized ginger
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 scotch bonnet (optional)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (fresh)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 cup liquid stock

For rice

  • 2 cooking spoons sunflower oil
  • ½ medium-sized onion
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs 
  • 1 tbsp curry powder 
  • 2 stock cubes
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups Asli basmati rice

For mixed vegetables

  • 1 cooking spoon sunflower oil
  • ½ medium-sized onion
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs 
  • 1 tsp curry powder 
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 250 g smoked turkey (diced)
  • 3 medium-sized carrots (peeled and diced)
  • 80 g green beans (chopped)
  • 30 g spring onions (chopped)
  • pinch sea salt
  • mixed bell peppers (½ red, ½ orange, and ½ yellow)
  • 1 cup sweetcorn


  • 1/2 cup coconut (freshly grated)


  • Use a blender or food processor to blend the green bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet, and water together.
  • Set the sauce aside.
  • Pour rice into a bowl and rinse it with water several times.
  • In a pot, cook the onions, mixed herbs, curry powder, and knorr chicken stock cubes.
  • Then, add the rinsed rice and green pepper sauce. 
  • Pour in the liquid stock and coconut milk.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Add bay leaves and cover the pan with a lid to simmer over low heat. 
  • Let the rice cook for up to 12 minutes or until done.
  • Rinse and dice the vegetables.
  • Then, heat some oil in a large pan to sautee the onions with mixed herbs, curry powder, and knorr chicken stock cube.
  • Add in the smoked turkey and toss them together. 
  • Fry everything together for two minutes.
  • Toss in the diced carrots, green beans, and chopped spring onions.
  • Season it with sea salt and cook for two minutes. 
  • Gradually pour in the coconut fried rice.
  • Mix it together with the vegetables and let it simmer over low heat for three minutes. 
  • Garnish it with chopped mixed bell peppers and grated coconut.
  • Mix it with the rice for extra texture. 
  • Do a taste test and add more seasoning as needed.
  • After that, it is ready to serve!



  • Feel free to use other ingredients that best suit your diet and preferences.
  • Homemade coconut milk is best for lactose-free fried rice.
  • Cook the rice according to the packaging instructions.
  • Check the texture of the rice and add water as required. Set this aside.
  • Instead of smoked turkey, you can also use prawns, chicken, beef, or liver if preferred.
  • Add the rice with the vegetables in portions to ensure that the vegetables are enough for the coconut-fried rice.


Serving: 1 (of 8) | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4102IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg