Coconut Rice

    It is a different rice dish something good to entertain with rather than the plain rice.


    New Jersey, United States
    1 person made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 2 cups Basmati rice or any fine rice
    • 400 g long-grain rice
    • 3 tablespoons Ghee
    • Salt (about ¼ teaspoon)
    • 1 Onion sliced
    • 185 ml coconut cream
    • 1 inch piece Cinnamon
    • 4 Cardamon (Elaichi)
    • 1/2 teaspoon Peppercorns
    • 1 cup Coconut Milk
    • 3 cups Water
    • Few Springs Coriander leaves (for garnish)
    • 2 Chillies (for garnish)
    • Salt To taste
    • 1 tablespoon Grated Coconut (Optional)

    Directions
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Wash the rice and soak for half an hour. In a thick bottomed vessel put in the ghee and all the whole spice. Let it crackle then add the sliced onions and fry till transparent.
    2. Wash rice and cover with about 1 litre of water. Set aside for 30 minutes to soak, then drain.
    3. Add the rice and continue to fry for 3-5 minutes. Then add the coconut milk and 3 cups of water. Put in the desired amount of salt and bring to a boil. Drop in 1 tablespoon of grated coconut (optional). Cover and cook on low heat for 10 minutes.
    4. Bring about 750 ml water to the boil. Add rice and salt. Reduce heat and cook, covered, until rice is just cooked (about 12 minutes).
    5. When done fluff with fork and garnish with green chillies and coriander leaves.
    6. Remove rice from heat and add coconut cream. Stir gently. Cover and set aside until rice absorbs coconut cream.
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