Spicy Coconut Rice with Almonds & Cilantro

My take on an amazing sweet and spicy coconut rice recipe. It’s simple, easy, and plenty flavorful from coconut milk, lemon zest, crushed red pepper, garlic, and cilantro. This is the perfect side dish to accompany endless dinner entrees.

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
40 min

plate of crusted chicken and rice with almonds and cilantro

Have you ever wondered what type of recipe would pair perfect with my Teriyaki Salmon? Or perhaps my Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

Or even your own crispy baked chicken fingers?

I think it’s obvious what the answer is: this coconut rice!

plate of crusted chicken and rice with almonds and cilantro

I was offered the opportunity to partner with Campbell’s to make a recipe from their site, which to be honest, I didn’t even know existed until now!

I chose to make a coconut rice dish I stumbled upon, because I knew it would pair perfectly with many of the things I eat. And guess what? I loved it! It’s incredibly simple to make.

Basically all you do is start with chicken broth and coconut milk and bring the liquid to a boil, then add the rice, lemon zest, crushed red pepper (for a little spice) and garlic powder, then simply cover and simmer over medium low for about 20-30 minutes or until the rice is sweet and tender. This side dish is then finished off by adding almonds and green onions, however I subbed in cilantro because I love the freshness it brings. I also think it’d be great to add chopped pineapple for a touch more sweetness.

Head over to Campbell’s website for the recipe, then check out their other simple and easy recipes that you can make or adapt to your liking.

plate of rice with almonds and cilantro

bowl of of rice with almonds and cilantro





I have partnered with Campbell’s through DailyBuzz. I have been compensated for my time commitment to work with this product. However, my opinions are entirely my own.

Presented by Campbell’s Kitchen

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