How to prepare Kenyan Coconut rice

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Recipe and steps for making Wali wa Nazi

Cooking Time

30 mins

Recipe Category

Main dish

Recipe Cuisine


Cooking Method



Servings Per Recipe: 4

Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

*Courtesy of Sparkpeople

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups jasmine rice ( or any rice you choose to use)1 1/2 cups water1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk1 teaspoon salt

Recipe Instructions

Boil the coconut milk in a cooking saucepan.

Add the salt and rice and let them cook for 10 minutes. Ensure that you are constantly stirring. Reduce the heat to very low.

Add the thick coconut milk while stirring for another five minutes as the mixture simmers.

Cover the rice tightly and let it steam for 20 to 25 minutes. However the heat should be as low as possible

Watch it to make sure it does not burn, adding more water if needed to keep it from burning.

Can be served with meat stew, vegetable stew or any other stew.

Recipe Yield

4-5 servings

About Wali wa nazi

Wali wa nazi is a popular dish in the Kenyan coast and surrounding East African communities. Wali wa nazi is served with meat stew, fish stew, samaki wa kupaka or any curry dish.

Reviewer rating

7 out of 10


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