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Colombian Arroz Con Coco (Coconut Rice)

Colombian Arroz Con Coco (Coconut Rice)

An authentic Colombian recipe for Arroz Con Coco. Perfect as a side dish to meat or seafood.

Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Delish D'Lites



  1. Pour the coconut milk into a small caldero or sauce pan and turn the heat onto medium high.

  2. Boil the coconut milk for 30-45 minutes.

  3. Once the liquid has evaporated, you'll see this pulp on the bottom.  Continue to cook, stirring frequently.  We need the water to evaporate completely out of this pulp, as this will what transforms into titoté.

  4. You'll know you're there when you see the oil separate out of the pulp, and it starts to turn golden brown.  Stir continuously to keep it from sticking and burning. Once it's dark golden, crumbly, and no longer sticking to the bottom, the titoté is done.

  5. Add in the water, panela/brown sugar, salt, rice, raisins and stir.

  6. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  7. Once all the liquid is absorbed, lower the heat to low, form the rice into a mound, and cover.
  8. Let the rice steam for 15-20 minutes, until it's fluffy and fully cooked.  Serve hot!