Fresh Coconut Rice

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Total Time:
45 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 1 cup - long grain rice
  • 1 cup - coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp - broken cashew nuts
  • 3 - green chillies, slit
  • 1 stalk - curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp each - cumin and mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp - urad dal
  • 2 tbsp - grated fresh coconut
  • 1 tbsp - coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp - oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon to taste

How to Make Fresh Coconut Rice

  • Wash and soak rice in salted water for 30 mins
  • Drain rice in colander and keep water aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy saucepan.
  • Add urad dal, mustard and cumin seeds, cashews, stir till spluttering.
  • Add chillies and curry leaves. Stir, add rice.
  • Fry the rice evenly and add coconut milk and 1.5 cups drained water.
  • Add a little salt
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer covered.
  • Stir occasionally. When the rice is almost cooked, add lemon.
  • Mix very gently. Simmer till done and all water evaporates.
  • Add more water in between if required.
  • Garnish with coriander and coconut before serving.
  • Serve hot with raita, kadhi or rasam.