Recipes

Coconut Rice

Ingredients

Basmati white rice – 4 cups

Oil – 1 TBSP

Butter/Ghee – 1 TBSP

Onion – 1 medium sized thinly sliced

Mint leaves – 12 chopped

Cilantro – 1/4 cup

Green chili – 4

Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsps

Cardamom – 5 pods

Cinnamon sticks – 5 small pieces

Cloves – 5

Water – 4 cups

Coconut milk – 1 can – 14 oz

Salt to taste

Serves 6 – 8

Method

  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Add oil & ghee to a container on medium flame.
  • After the oil is hot, add onions, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves & salt to it & cook for few mins.
  • Brown the onions slightly & add cilantro, mint leaves & green chilli to it & cook for another 2-3 mins.
  • Add ginger garlic paste & sauté for a minute or two.
  • Add the coconut milk from the can (measure it-it usually comes up to 1&1/2 to 2 cups) to the onions.
  • Add water (4 cups) & let the mixture come to a nice boil.
  • Note: I’m adding 1 & 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice here so the rice is grainy & not mushy or soft. Also adding both coconut milk & water should give the amount of liquid we need for the rice to cook.
  • Add rice to it & cook on medium-high till the water is evaporated.
  • Place a lid on it & cook for another 10 mins on low-a spoon when placed in the the rice comes out clean.
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