Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews Recipe

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews is the perfect complement to spicy Carribean dishes like jerk pork or jerk turkey or firey Thai cuisine.

Creamy fluffy Jasmine rice simmered in coconut milk, tossed with curried bananas and salty cashews is a delicious side dish and sure to be a new family fav. 

Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews

Course: Appetizer, Rice, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Carribean, Jamaican, Rice, Thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 304 kcal
Author: Kelly DiMascio
Serve with Spicy Caribbean food like jerk pork or jerk turkey or fiery Thai dishes. 

Or make it a meal by tossing Sweet Heat Slower Cooker Chicken into the rice just before serving. I love this rice with the sweet heat chicken served chilled the next day for lunch.



  • 2 C Jasmine white rice
  • 2 1/2 cup coconut milk divided
  • 3 bananas sliced
  • 1 T orange juice
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 t curry powder
  • 1/2 t ground ginger
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 C chopped fresh cilantro



  1. Rinse 2 cups of rice to remove excess starch.
  2. In a large saucepan add 2 cups of water and 2 cups of coconut milk, liberally add salt. Bring water and coconut milk to a boil.
  3. Add rice, cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn off the heat to the burner, fluff the rice, cover and let sit another 5 minutes.

For Bananas

  1. In a medium bowl drizzle honey over bananas.
  2. Add orange juice and toss.
  3. Stir in curry powder, ginger, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Melt butter In a sauté pan, add bananas and cashews and cook until just caramelized.

To Assemble

  1. Fold bananas, cashews, and shredded coconut to into cooked rice, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  2. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes



This is also delicious with mango or pineapple to replace the banana.

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Rice with Curried Bananas and Cashews
Amount Per Serving
Calories 304 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 359mg10%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 150IU3%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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