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Monday, June 30, 2008

Coconut Milk Rice (Microwave Cooking)

My favourite recipe, from my mother, very tasty and simple to prepare.

Long Grain Rice (Basmathi Rice) - 1 cup
Onions - 2, cut into thin slices
Carrot & Beans (cut into small pieces) - 1 cup
Garlic - 8 cloves
Green Chillies - 5, cut into 2
Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 1
Bay leaf - 1, small piece
Cinnamom Stick - 1 inch stick
Coconut Milk - 3 cups (Extract from 1 cup of grated coconut)
Salt to taste
Oil/Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves - few
Saffron - little, soaked in 1-2 tablespoons of warm milk

Take a microwave vessel, add oil/ghee, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamom and heat for 20 seconds.

Remove pan, add onions, greenchillies, garlic, mix well and cook for 1 minute.

Then add carrot and beans, mix well and sprinkle little water and cook for 1 minute.

Wash rice and strain it. Add to the microwave pan with coconut milk and salt to taste. Cook for 20 minutes.

Once it is completely cooked, mix well and add saffron milk to one portion of rice. cook for 1 minute.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Simple and tasty coconut milk rice is ready.

1) Cooking time differs from microwave to microwave, so follow timings and temperature accordingly for cooking rice.
2) Extract 3 cups of coconut milk from 1 cup of grated coconut. For best extract, use warm water, while blending.

Cooking time - 30 minutes
Serves 2 persons

I am sending this entry to
"A Fruit A Month" - Coconut, a monthly event hosted by Suganya


Monthly One Dish Meal Event hosted by Archana


Sujatha said...

Love your rice! Undoubtedly a great one dish meal.. thanks for sharing :)

Illatharasi said...

Thanks Sujatha, do visit often:)

RamyaBala said...

Very good recipe...u have shown an easy way..Thanks for sharing...

sowmya said...

rice looks delicious....will try it this week

rekhas kitchen said...

I love one dish meal great entry It looks very yum yum


i love this dish ... microwave cooking makes it all the more easy ...

Priti said...

Coconut rice so colourful..gud entry

Mrs.SriLekha said...

good entry vani.. really ur dish is looking yummy.. can i have a little

notyet100 said...

lookstasty,..hvent tried coconut rice nytime

தமிழினி..... said...

My Mom prepares this very frequently...my fav dish......hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......yummmyyyy......


Asha said...

Looks mouthwatering, good job and great entry!:)

skribles said...

nice dish ... looks yummy - and made in the microwave it must b quicker :)

Illatharasi said...

@ Ramya, thanks for your comments:)

@ Sowmya, try and let me know:)

@ Rekha, thanks :)

@ Vegetable platter, yeah cooking time is very less and quick too. Thanks for the visit and valuable comments. Do visit often:)

@ Priti, thanks:)

@ Srilekha, thanks, you can take it.... no need to ask me... anything for you;)

@ Notyet100, try and you really love its taste.

@ Srividhya, thanks. This recipe I got from my Mom. She too does it frequently:)

@ Asha, thanks for the visit and comments:) Do visit often.

@ Skribles, thanks. Yeah, its too quick in microwave.

kamala said...

Hi Coconut rice looks yummy and mouthwatering...

Sagari said...

beautiful looking rice

Illatharasi said...

@ Kamala, thanks for the visit and comments. Do visit often:)

@ Sagari, thanks for the visit and comments. Do visit often:)

Mrs.SriLekha said...

you have a surprise in my blog

Sandhys said...

Dear Vani,

I tried ur recipe and my hubby liked it very much and am making it again today.I used peas instead of green beans it was really yummy thanks for sharing. You have a gr8 blog do post recipes like this... Gudluck


Estelle said...

Hello! I just found this recipe because I wanted to cook coconut rice and it was very very helpful. Great post, thanks so much from Australia x x x