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Rice with Coconut, Dates & Lemon

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:6
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cups - Coconut Milk (or mixture of Coconut Milk and soup stock or water)
  • 1 3/4 cups - basmati Rice
  • 1 cup - unsweetened shredded Coconut
  • 3/4 cup - pitted dates, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp - vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp - salt (or to taste)
  • 1 1/2 tsp - ground Lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp - fennel seeds, crushed
  • 3 tbsp - fresh Lemon juice

How to Make

  • In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, combine rice with liquid and vanilla essence and bring to a full boil. Add salt.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and let it stand, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice into a hot serving dish.
  • Toss with dates, coconut, lemon zest, fennel seeds and lemon juice to taste.