How to make Coconut Milk Rice | Coconut Milk Rice Indian


how to make coconut milk rice


If you wish to make a lip-smacking rice delicacy, you should know how to make coconut milk rice, Indian type. Thanks to the coconut milk, which is at the heart of the fine taste of this food. What's more, it is easy to make. These reasons should further drive your interest to find out how to make coconut milk rice.

Coconut milk also increases the nutritional value of this rice. Health benefits and taste should make you keen to prepare rice with coconut milk.

Food Fact
Raw coconut milk has, among others, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and manganese and vitamin C.1

For get-togethers and special events and on holidays or Sundays, coconut milk rice of the Indian variety is an item that should be on the lunch or dinner menu. It's a good idea thus to find out how to make coconut milk rice.



Is it necessary to add vegetables to this rice cuisine? No. However, carrot, pea, green beans can make it healthier. In season, you can add spring onion alone or along with the said vegetables.

TIP
If you already have coconut milk in the fridge, you can make this rice dish in less time. It may be a good idea, however, to prepare and use fresh coconut milk always to make coconut rice and other dishes tastier. Fresh milk has more health benefits too.

What are the side dishes for coconut milk rice? Relish it with one of the items like:

Groundnut chutney

Cashew chutney

Onion and tomato gravy





gooseberry jam
Gooseberry jam is a lip-smacking jam for dishes like chapati and bread.




Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

1. Coconut milk made from 1/2 cup of coconut pieces OR 1/2 cup of thick coconut milk

Here is how to prepare coconut milk at home.
2. Basamati rice 1/2 cup
3. Oil 2 teaspoons
4. Butter 1 tablespoon or to taste
5. Cinnamon sticks 2
6. Cloves 4-5
7. Bay leaf 1
8. Cardamom 2
9. Cashew nuts 10-12
10. Green chilies 2 or to taste
11. Curry leaves 1 sprig
12. Ginger, chopped, 1/2 teaspoon
13. Onion 1
14. Pudina or mint leaves 20-25 leaves
15. Coriander leaves 1 tablespoon
16. Water
17. Salt to taste

How to Prepare Coconut Milk Rice?


1. Wash the rice.

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Keep aside.
2. Heat oil and butter.

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3.
NOTE
Add the items below as soon as the butter melts.

Add cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf and cardamom.

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Fry for a few seconds.
4. Add green chilies and curry leaves.

Mix.

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5. Add onion, ginger and cashews.

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Fry till the onion turns to golden brown.

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6. Add pudina.

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Fry till the pudina becomes soft.

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7.
NOTE
The quantity of coconut milk and water should equal one cup.

Add water, coconut milk, chopped coriander and salt.

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Bring to boil.

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8. Add rice.

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Mix.

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Mix again when the mixture starts to boil. Close the lid and insert the weight.

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Cook for 2 whistles or according to your cooking preference.
9. Remove the lid when there is no pressure.

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Mix.
10. Coconut milk rice, Indian type, is ready.

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TIPS How to make Coconut Milk Rice
1. Garnish with lemon juice to give the rice a sour tinge.
2. You can use thin milk along with thick coconut milk, assuming you are preparing it at home.
3. Add almonds to make the rice tastier and more nutritious.