Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe

The Lemongrass Coconut Rice, a simple and delicious Asian recipe which can be served on its own can be served with a simple Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe and Mushroom Bok Choy Stir Fry for a quick weeknight dinner.

Madhuli Ajay
Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe
3798 ratings.

Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe makes for a quick one pot meal. This no onion/garlic recipe is very simple to prepare. The rice is cooked with coconut milk, lemongrass and vegetables. The subtle flavors of lemongrass and coconut are very soothing to the palate, and vegetables can be added as per your preference.

In case its difficult to find tender stalks of lemongrass, make a bundle of leaves and use instead, and discard the same before serving.

Though Lemongrass Coconut Rice is delicious on its own, it can be served with a simple Vegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe and Mushroom Bok Choy Stir Fryfor a quick weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rice Recipes that you can make for your everyday meals:

  1. Asian Style Mixed Fried Rice Recipe
  2. Carrot Rice Recipe
  3. Tofu Fried Rice Recipe 

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

40 M


3-4 Servings


  • 1 cup Rice , washed and soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 1 cup Green beans , finely chopped
  • Carrot (Gajjar) , finely chopped
  • Broccoli , finely chopped
  • Green peas (Matar) , steamed
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1-1/2 cups Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger , grated
  • 4 Whole Black Peppercorns , crushed
  • 1 Stock Lemongrass , cut into 2-3 pieces
  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe

  1. To begin making Lemongrass Coconut Rice Recipe, first heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add ginger and vegetables to it and saute for a minute.

  2. Add the rice and stir well for a few seconds.

  3. Add the coconut milk, water, lemongrass stalk, peppercorns and salt to the rice, and leave it to boil.

  4. Once it boils, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and cook the lemon grass coconut rice till the liquid evaporates and the rice is tender.

  5. Turn off the heat and let the lemongrass rice stand for 8-10 minutes.

  6. Lastly, Toss the rice gently and discard the lemon grass stalks.

  7. Serve Lemongrass Coconut Rice along with a simpleVegetarian Thai Green Curry Recipe and Mushroom Bok Choy Stir Fryfor a quick weeknight dinner.