Coconut Rice

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A very rich, aromatic dish made by cooking basmati rice in thick creamy coconut milk along with fragrant spices. The warmth of the spices and the mild sweetness of the coconut perfectly balance out and give the taste that will linger in your mouth.


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Coconut Rice is a very rich, aromatic dish made by cooking basmati rice in thick creamy coconut milk along with fragrant spices. The warmth of the spices and the mild sweetness of the coconut perfectly balance out and give the taste that will linger in your mouth.


Coconut Rice


Coconut Rice is mild and soothing, with green chilies you can add a touch of spice to it. Also, throw in a handful of green peas to give some color and freshness to the dish.



I think coconut rice is a humble dish! But ‘looks can be deceptive’! It looks very plain and light but a few spoons can fill you up giving a deeply satisfying feeling.




Coconut Rice


Makes: 4 servings

Coconut Milk – 4 cups
Basmati Rice - 2 cups
Onions - 1 medium
Green Peas – 1 cup
Green Chilies - 4-5
Cloves - 5
Cinnamon stick - 2 1” sticks
Bay leaf - 2 small
Cardamom - 2 with pod
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
Oil - 2 Tbsps
Salt - to taste

Heat oil in a pot. Add cinnamon stick, bay leaf and cardamom, fry for couple of minutes till it flavors the oil

Add ginger garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone

Now, add onions and green chilies, fry until onions are soft and translucent

Add green peas and stir for a minute.

Pour in coconut milk, wash rice and add it to the pot. Stir well till everything is combined.

Transfer the liquid to a electric cooker.

If using pressure cooker, do all the above steps in the cooker instead of the pot. Cook until the liquid in the cooker comes to a slight boil, close the lid. Place the pressure cooker weight when steam starts to come out from top. Switch of the stove and remove the cooker from stove after 2-3 whistles.

Set the electric cooker in cook mode.

When done remove the container from electric cooker and serve hot.

1 comment:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfectly cooked rice, addition of peas is a nice idea

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