Coconut Rice Pilaf With Peas & Fresh Herbs #WeekdaySupper


coconut rice pilaf

Coconut Rice Pilaf bursting with sweet peas and fresh herbs! This exotic dish will transport you right to the tropics and fill your senses with everything good! My sincere apologies on my lack of blogging. This year has been crazy: Kid’s stuff, work stuff, other stuff and I am finding it so hard to blog. I hope to catch up over the summer and get back. I am participating in Weekday Supper this week which is a really good thing because it makes me blog :)! Anyway the theme is ” Potluck Dishes” and I am bringing my favorite potluck dish or at – least the dish I am always asked to bring. This coconut rice pilaf is super easy to make : cook the rice and mix it with some peas and fresh herbs. Coconut rice is yummy in itself, but add some peas and an infusion of herbs to turn it into seriously yummy! I used a blend of cilantro, mint and basil which gave it a burst of Spring flavor! I just mix everything in a bowl and am potluck ready! This easy to make coconut rice pilaf turned out really well and I am pleased to share the recipe with you!

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Coconut Rice Pilaf

Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 2 Cups basmati rice
  • 2 Cups water
  • 2 Cups coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (sliced)
  • 1 Tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tsp ginger paste or grated
  • 1 Tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 2 Cups peas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/4 cup basil


Cook rice in a rice cooker or stove stop for 20 minutes with two cups water and two cups coconut milk
Heat olive oil, add sliced onion, ginger and saute 2-4 minutes. Add cumin, chil and saute another 2 minutes
Add green peas, coconut oil and salt and saute 3-5 minutes till peas are lightly cooked. Add chopped fresh herbs and saute another 1 minute
Add peas mixture to cooked rice and mix well

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About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. WOW, WIOW, WOW is that ever going to be good!

  2. Coconut, ginger, chili flakes — Mmmmmm this sounds amazing!

  3. Thank you for the lovely recipe. Have a Great Weekend!

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