Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coconut Milk Rice / Healthy Lunch-box Menus

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Coconut Milk rice is a quick & easy to make rice dish, bursting with flavors. It makes a mild lunch box menu, but rich in aroma & taste.  
All we need for this recipe is rice & coconut milk. Basmati rice is cooked in coconut milk, instead fo water, which imparts an exotic flavor. And another special ingredient of this recipe is the addition of curry leaves, this makes a delicious combo.
This flavorful  rice goes well wilth hot & spicy veg or non-veg curry.
Try this soothing rice dish recipe today  & enjoy..!
Ingredients:
  • Thick Coconut milk                    - 1 full cup
  • Basmati rice                              - 1 ½ cups
  • Ghee                                        - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew                                    - 4
  • Bay leaf                                    - 1
  • Cloves                                      - 2
  • Cardamom                                - 2
  • Cinnamon                                 - 1
  • Curry leaves                              - handful
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat ghee in a  pressure pan.
  4. Season with  bay leaves, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, cashew nuts and curry leaves.
  1. Once they pop-up, add basmati rice and mix well.
  1. Add thick coconut milk, 1 1/2 cup water, salt and combine.
  1. Cover with lid  and cook together in the pressure cooker.
  2. Cook for 3 whistles and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let it cool.

  1. Fluff gently and serve hot.
  1. Enjoy the delicious taste of coconut milk rice with Aloo roast, pappad or with any curry.
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66 comments:

  1. I would love, love this coconut rice dish. Beautiful.

    Velva

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  2. Very delicious and comforting rice.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. One bowl or that entire set of yumminess won't be enough for me :D

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  4. oh..what a tempting rice...great.

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  5. looks nourishing...good one dear :)

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  6. Oh my gosh...this is my perfect meal! I wish I could eat things like this every day.

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  7. lovely recipe...looks wonderful and yummy.

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  8. That would make a filling lunch. BTW what is the side dish, no wait aloo roast.... shall wait for the recipe...

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  9. delicious and flavourful rice..

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  10. Very delicious coconut rice.
    It's my pleasure to give this award. Kindly collect your award from my post http://cuisinedelights.blogspot.com/2011/12/award.html

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  11. very delicious rice...looks yummmmmm

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  12. This looks so delicious! :) I love coconut milk and it would probably taste really great with rice!

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  13. Jay, just wanted to make sure i cup of coconut milk is enough to cook 1 and 1/2 cups of rice? Looks really lovely.. I have recently started making coconut milk at home and eager to try all new recipes with it.

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  14. Would like to try this out. It looks gr8 !But will one cup of coconut milk be sufficient to cook 1 and a 1/2 cups of rice ?

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  15. i love such simple and flavorful recipes..lovely pics too!

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  16. It is one of the boys favorite rice meals s

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  17. i too have tried it before some time... it is very delightful dish.. your clicks are nice...

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  18. Olá Jay,

    Que deliciosa sugestão!! Adorei...

    Que Nosso Dia seja Energizante e Próspero!!!
    1000 Beijokinhas

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  19. Wow that's super easy and delicious!

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  20. That looks delicious! I can almost taste it now...yum!

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  21. I can almost smell how fragrant and delicious this rice must be!! YUM!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by n loving comments friends..:)

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  23. Hy La@Foodslice, Shoba,
    Thanks for mentioning about the quantity of cococonut milk with water for cooking the rice..
    Now, I've corrected..:)

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  24. Thanks chandrani for the fabulous blog award..really I'm flattered..:)
    will post soon..

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  25. i bet this must taste so good and aromatic!

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  26. Thats a super delicious rice recipe Jay :) Will definitely give it a try..

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  27. That's an ultimate comfort food indeed!

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  28. super flavourful rice!! thxs for trying it dear....

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  29. My ultimate comfort food...perfect to go with chicken korma...

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  30. I like the delicate flavor of coconut milk and of course the creamy texture it lends to the rice. Looks Delicious.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

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  31. This is quite similar to our Nasi Lemak but more complex. I am sure this is very flavorful!

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  32. i am hungry now...awesome rice

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  33. A very flavorful rice...looks yum!

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  34. jay...........surely have to try this soon........u r clicks make me irresistible here.......awesome dear

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  35. Real school lunch, very tasty... nice presentation... keep it up...!

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  36. I have been planning to try coconut rice for ages. This looks delicious!

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  37. Wow,deliciously done,fabulously flavored Coconut Milk Rice Dear.Yumm taste match too

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  38. Omg,coconut milk rice looks super flavourful and incredible..

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  39. Lovely recipe Jay!Have never tried rice this way, have to make it now :)

    Soni @ http://sonisfoodforthought.blogspot.com/

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  40. Delicious and healthy is a great combination!

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  41. What a lovely way to make rice! i've been eating it much more now that I am gluten free so I love this. So glad I found your blog, I can't wait to look around more, thanks!

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  42. Yummy coconut rice..I'm bookmarking it..

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  43. hi...you have a wonderful blog...luv the recepies....
    am a gr8 fan of gud food:-)

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  44. I LOVE this...s many delicious flavors combined!!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

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  45. Un rico plato, y el sabor del coco con el arroz tiene que estar muy bueno, saludos

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  46. Hi there and thanks for your visit. Love your blog and this recipe has already been bookmarked, Thanks so much for asking me to visit you. Keep well Diane

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  47. Hoa, Jay. Me encanta tu blog. Muchas gracias por pasarte por el mío y por tus comentarios y elogios. Me quedo en el tuyo. Me acabo de hacer seguidor y te seguiré con frecuencia.

    Un saludo desde Cobisa (Toledo-España)

    http://la-lengua-de-la-mariposa.blogspot.com

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  48. Coconut milk rice? Must be very very delicious!

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  49. Very delicious coconut rice, looks so yummy.

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  50. Coconut is no doubt one of my favourite ingredients/flavours and your coocnut milk rice looks amazing! I bet I would love this just by itself!

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  51. This one is so tempting and so wonderful... Drooliiinnnggggf!!!

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  52. The addition of the curry leaves must make your coconut milk rice taste even more heavenly! Love all your photos here :).

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  53. Hi Jay I am pleased you like it! I saw your blog and I like, so I stay:) Greetings! QC

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  54. Omg,coconut milk rice looks super flavorful and incredible..

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  55. Hello Jay! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leave me your kind comments. Thanks to that I could know yours and what I see, is very interesting recipes for me.
    I do not see the gadget to make me your follower. I think it's broken.
    When the solutions, let me know. Greetings and happy weekend.

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  56. Hola Jay, gracias por pasarte por mi blog, ha sido un auténtico placer visitar tu cocina.
    El plato del arroz con coco es una de mis asignaturas pendientes. Te aseguro que lo probaré.
    Un saludo y hasta pronto.

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  57. I love this! This is nearly similar to how nasi lemak is made

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  58. wow, u made me hungry. is it similar to khuska ? must be delicious :)

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  59. Mouthwatering rice!!!Yet another unique & comforting recipe by Jay!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  60. wow thats really tempting jay,luks delicious...

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