Fluffy Low-FODMAP Coconut Rice Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

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Low-FODMAP Coconut rice is the ultimate comfort food.  Creamy, rich, and full of exotic flavors. So simple to make too!

My recipe will result in a fluffy, not gummy, light, and flavorful rice.  It all comes down to the best ratio of rice to water, and the cooking process that doesn’t overdo things.  See my tips below 🙂

This low-FODMAP coconut rice will be your newest go-to for all my low-FODMAP Asian meals.  I am such a fan of Asian food, and love being able to enjoy the flavors in the comfort of my home!!

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Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

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Although this recipe has not been lab tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients (*using available FODMAP data at time of posting)

Servings: 8 (about ¾ cup rice per person)

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook + Resting time: 30 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Recipe modified from: RecipeTinEats


  • 2 cups (14 oz) Jasmine rice
    • Jasmine rice requires less water than other rice types.  This recipe is tailored for best results using Jasmine rice
    • 1 cup rice would yield about 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (13.5-14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk, shaken to emulsify all the fat in the liquid
    • 2 ounces is one low-FODMAP serving
  • 1/2 cup (355ml) water or low-FODMAP Vegan Broth
    • The rinsing and soaking process below will add moisture and volume to the rice, so you don’t need as much actual water in the recipe
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Toasted shredded coconut, green scallion tips, optional for garnish


  • Place jasmine rice in a fine mesh colander and rinse under cold water until water runs clean
  • Place the rice (can leave in the colander) so that it is immersed in a large bowl of clear water, and allow it to soak for 15 minutes
  • Drain rice well and set aside for now
  • When ready to cook, place a large saucepan over medium high heat and add your drained rice, coconut milk, water or low-FODMAP Vegan broth, sugar (optional) and salt
  • Bring to a simmer so that the entire surface is bubbling lightly, then stir the rice in the pot well and cover with lid
  • Turn heat to low and let rice cook, undisturbed for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove pot from heat, and let it stand (without peeking!) for 10 minutes
  • Fluff rice with a fork, taste and add salt as needed
  • Serve garnished with shredded coconut and scallion tips

See how fluffy it is!  The BEST.

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