Friday, August 5, 2011

Coconut Rice

This is one of the simplest and quick rice you can ever make. This rice tastes best with freshly grated coconut and basmati rice. I had made this for my son's birthday party. The pic was taken during the busy party time and sorry that I couldn't get better pics. I had made this for a bunch of people then. But I have written the recipe below for a smaller serving. If you like coconut, then you will surely love this rice. You can have this rice with just any pickle. You can also use leftover rice for making this simple , but great rice!!



What you need?

1 cup Basmati Rice
3/4 cup grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
2 tbsp broken Cashews
7-8 Curry Leaves
1" pc Ginger, chopped
3-4 Green Chillies chopped
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
A pinch Asafoetida
1.5 cup Water
Salt

How to prepare?

Wash the rice and soak in water for 30 minutes. In a pressure cooker, add 2 tsp oil, add the rice after draining the water. Fry the rice slightly for few seconds. Add water and a little salt. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. Once the pressure is released, remove the cooked rice from the cooker and spread it on a plate so that rice won't be sticky.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Add the cashews and fry until they turn slight brown. Now add urad dal, fry for few seconds. Add the curry leaves and asafoetida. Now add ginger, green chilli and saute for few seconds. Then add the coconut and mix well. Add a little salt , but remember that rice was cooked by adding salt, so add accordingly. Finally add the rice and mix thoroughly.Serve hot with pickle and papad or raita.

Serves 3-4

Notes:
*You can add chana dal too while tempering.
*Increase coconut if you desire for a great taste.
*You can use leftover rice also for making this.
*This rice tastes great if you use coconut oil.

Sending this to following events:

Kerala kitchen event at Sugar'N Spice hosted by Vidhya, initiated by Ria




Healthy Cooking Challenge at Taste Junction, an event initiated by Smita



and also to Potluck Friday event by Vatsala

28 Tasty Comments:

Priti said...

Yum ..tht's looks fab ....nice white colour

sangee vijay said...

coconut rice is one of my fav but its been very long time i made this...because here i wont find tender coconut :( but your picture tempts me a lot..full flavor packed yummy rice...too good

Ramya said...

I love coconut rice:-) Simple n yummy recipe

purabi naha said...

That's really a great recipe and you know what, my husband would love this. Wait, let me take a printout of this... Thanks!!

Vimitha Anand said...

Simple and flavorful rice..

Prathima Shivraj said...

Coconut rice is flavorful and tempting one, looks inviting.

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. I love this recipe.. Yummy :)
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I simply love coconut rice and yours looks super delicious and tempting :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Simple and delicious rice...

Vidhya said...

Coconut rice looks so tempting,so simple yet delicious.Thank you for sending in your entry.

Uma said...

Yummy, Looks like it came out very well. Belated wishes to your son.


Cheers,
Uma

Pushpa said...

Delicious and ever flavorful coconut rice.

Niru said...

wow...tempting n delicious...

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, looks very delicious, i can smell the aromatic spices
very tempting especially so when i am fasting righ now.
we do coconut rice, a traditional recipe in malaysia, but its totally different from yours.
have a nice day

Prathima Rao said...

Perfect & harmonious blend of ingredients..Bookmarked!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Deeksha said...

Love coconut rice recipe. Sounds yummy!

Laxmi said...

Looks perfect..I love this simple rice and like to have it with colocasia fry or potato fry..

Rumana Rawat said...

Very yummy rice:)

Treat and Trick said...

Looks perfect and fabulous!

Archana said...

Hmm! What a beautiful dish. Love it.

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kitchen queen said...

simple and yummy mout watering coconut rice.thanks for visiting my blog and giving a lovely comment.you too have a wonderful blog.

Loveandcalories said...

My favourite of all the Variety rices....I also use 2 tbsp of coconut milk to the rice...this makes the rice not so dry and it tastes all the more delicious!! ;)

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely and flavorful rice. Looks delicious.

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious
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Alessandra said...

I love coconut rice, usually I make it with coconut milk, but I have just been to Niue (in the Pacific) and made it with fresh coconut, yum!

ciao
Alessandra

Priya Sreeram said...

nice looking rice and thank you for the participation award to your proteinicious event ! kudos to all the winners & participants !

saleena said...

It's looking good n it was tasty too..I had tasted it,when I came for ur kid's birthday party.

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