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

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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!

Arroz con Coca Cola




  • 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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  1. says

    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…

  2. Michelle says

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

  3. says

    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! :-)

  4. Sandra Milena says

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

  5. mary says

    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

  6. Patricia says

    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!

  7. Ann says

    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!

  8. Caroll Buitrago says

    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.

  9. says

    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 :)

  10. question says

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

  11. peter mac says

    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?

    • Erica says

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

  12. Angie says

    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!

  13. says

    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!

  14. Heather says

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

  15. Joy says

    Hi Erica,
    This is an awesome dish!I wish I knew about it when I needed something fast but tasty to make.
    I’m Joy, a photographer for Spoon University, and I’m writing a story about your recipe. If it’s okay with you, I’d love to use this photo ( in the article and of course give you proper photo credit.
    If you could let me know as soon as possible, that would be great.
    Thanks so much ahead of time.

  16. Debbie says

    I made this rice with coca-cola yesterday for dinner and served it with roasted chicken. It was a hit with my kids, we all loved it. I will be making this arroz con coca-cola again very soon!


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