Arroz con Coca-Cola (Rice with Coca-Cola)

by Erica Dinho on February 9, 2009

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Arroz con Coca Cola Colombiano

Arroz con Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Rice) makes a delicious accompaniment to Roasted pork or Roasted Chicken.

Plain boiled long grain white rice is eaten by most people in Colombia every day, but for entertaining this particular recipe for Arroz con Coca-Cola is very easy to follow and simply delicious. Serve warm with meats or poultry.

Enjoy it!

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  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 ½ cup coca-cola
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablet chicken bouillon
  • 2 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped scallions

Arroz con Coca-Cola Colombia


  1. Place the rinsed rice in a medium saucepan; then add the butter, coca-cola, water, chicken bouillon and scallions.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Stir once, cover, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes, remove the pan from the stove, and let it sit for 5 minutes. Fluff the rice using a fork and serve immediately.
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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anonymous February 14, 2009 at 12:38 PM


This is a great tasting rice dish. Thank you!


2 Gillian February 25, 2009 at 3:23 PM

This looks SO GOOD. I am going to try it as soon as I can get to the supermarket to get Coke. I bet it’s good with vegetable bullion cube too (instead of chicken). This is site is incredible, I can’t believe how much work you’ve done already. Great pictures too…


3 Sapuche March 16, 2009 at 12:00 AM

Wow, I never imagined cooking rice with Coca-Cola! I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks for posting this!


4 Erica March 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM

Thanks for all the comments.
The rice is a little sticky and sweet. Try it!


5 Lori Lynn April 28, 2009 at 1:03 PM

That is the most interesting dish I’ve seen all month!


6 Michelle July 8, 2009 at 9:54 AM

I cooked this on Sunday and my son loved it ! He calls it ‘sweet rice ‘. Will definitely make it again.


7 Stephanie July 10, 2009 at 8:29 AM

What a great recipe!! I would never think to cook rice in coke! My husband would love this! He loves anything sweet…I have a ham recipe with a coke glaze that is one of his favorite dishes.

I really like your blog! Your pictures are amazing!! Makes me want to try all of your recipes!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! :-)


8 Sofia February 3, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Ayer cocine este arroz y quedo delicioso! Es dulce y fabuloso. Gracias por la receta.


9 Alejandra February 7, 2010 at 7:05 PM

I made this rice for lunch last week and was really good. Thank you!


10 Sandra Milena February 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM

This rice with coke was delicious with pork!!! Thank you so much for this site and these wonderful Colombian dishes. They bring good memories.


11 Erica February 16, 2010 at 4:46 PM

Thank you everyone for the comments! Glad you liked it!


12 Anonymous April 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Soooo good. My wife absolutely loves it! This will stay in the cookbook forever


13 Lori May 20, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Delicious rice. I made it for a party last weekend and everyone loved it.


14 Heather June 28, 2010 at 5:06 PM

What a delicious rice….all my family and friends loved it. Thanks for the recipe.


15 Steph@PlainChicken August 27, 2010 at 1:55 PM

what a great recipe. I am going to make this soon!


16 Eninah September 23, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Coca-Cola? That’s cool. Colas can be also used for cooking. Geez thanks for a nice idea.


17 mary November 25, 2010 at 3:30 PM

thank you for publishing the recipe.I knew it by I was not sure about the ingredidients .I did prepare it for thanks given and my daughter Sally Love it
thanks again


18 Anonymous December 10, 2010 at 7:20 PM

This rice with coke is amazing all my family loved it.I will make it again soon.


19 Patricia December 10, 2010 at 7:26 PM

I made this rice dish for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it and it was perfect with the turkey. It was sweet and delicious. This is the best Colombian food site. Thanks!


20 Ann December 10, 2010 at 9:33 PM

I remember eating this when I lived in Colombia. I thought it was the strangest combination, but it was always delicious! Thanks for posting this! What fond memories!


21 Caroll Buitrago December 13, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Gracias por difundir nuestra comida. Es chistoso fomo para algunas personas es tan raro y aun lo cocinan. Por mi parte, ya habia pensado hacer este arroz “exotico” para compartir en Navidad con la familia de mi esposo y con mis papas que vienen de visita desde Colombia. Dios te bendiga y a tu familia.


22 Matinaki February 18, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Thank you so much for this recipe! My boyfriend is Colombian and this is one of his favorite recipes that i have heard so much about but never tasted! I will definitely be making this tomorrow :)


23 Anonymous March 25, 2011 at 8:19 AM

This is the best rice!!! Thank you for the wonderful recipe.


24 question May 16, 2011 at 5:37 PM

On this coke and rice recipe, is it 1 and one half cups coke, or just one half cup coke? Thanks.


25 Erica May 16, 2011 at 8:03 PM

1 and 1/2 cups.


26 peter mac May 23, 2011 at 11:45 PM

sorry to bother you but one cup of water and one and a half cups of coke seem,s like a lot of this right?


27 Erica May 24, 2011 at 7:22 AM

Peter- I use 2/1/2 cups of liquid, but if you want your rice drier, use less liquid about 2 cups.


28 Rebecca May 31, 2011 at 11:09 PM

when you add the rice, does it have to be cooked rice or just the dry rice that isnt cooked yet.?


29 Erica June 1, 2011 at 7:48 AM

Rebecca- Uncooked rice.


30 Angie December 6, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Once again, going through your recipes is like going through my mom’s kitchen. She used to cook this rice in special ocassions and we loved it. She also added raisins because we loved the sweet taste combined with whatever main dish she was serving (usually pernil asado). Thank you for posting this recipe!


31 Dinie November 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Wow… I thought this was a joke post… Rice and Coca Cola?? I’ve heard of meat being barbequed with Cola.. But rice… I don’t know…Maybe I will have to use this recipe in the summer with bbq pork chops!


32 Ali April 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

This blog has best recipes for Colombian food. Thanks!


33 Heather July 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM

We made this rice with cola on Sunday for a BBQ and it was delicious. Very different, but really good!


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