Coconut Rice with Satay Shrimp

Coconut Rice with Satay Shrimp

  • Servings: 4
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Warm up on a chilly day with a taste of the tropics. Our Coconut Rice with Satay Shrimp is delicious, with plenty of coconut-y goodness stirred into warm, aromatic Jasmine Rice.


For the Shrimp

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon lime juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce or 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cilantro, divided
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, tender bottom third only, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound large shrimp

For the Rice


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar, ¼ cup lime juice, fish sauce or salt, garlic, ½ cup cilantro, lemongrass, and pepper flakes. Add shrimp, cover and marinate, refrigerated, for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  2. Preheat broiler or prepare a hot grill fire.
  3. In a medium saucepan combine rice, coconut water, and salt. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to simmer until tender, 15 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in coconut milk and 1 tablespoon lime juice.
  4. While rice cooks, place shrimp on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil or thread onto skewers and grill until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Transfer rice to a serving dish and stir in ½ cup cilantro. Serve shrimp over rice.