Coconut Rice is a very easy and fast recipe. We used to have coconut tree at our home in my native place. Coconuts we get are smaller in size from that tree, but the they taste really sweet. After moving to the US, I did not use coconut at all. Finally I got the coconut , and I prepared coconut rice. Here is how I prepared it…
Basmathi Rice : 1 cup
Coconut : 3 to 4 table spoons grated
Green Chili : 2 slit (or can be substituted with black pepper corn powder 1 table spoon)
Oil : 1 table spoon
Cashew nuts : few
Salt : 1 teaspoon
mustard seed : 1/2 tea spoon
Urad dal : 1/2 tea spoon
Channa dal : 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves : few
Cook the basmathi rice with 1: 1.5 rice and water ratio. By this time have the coconut grated.
Once the rice is cooked, let it cool for few mins. Now heat the oil in a heavy bottomed large pan. Add mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, let it splutter. Add the curry leaves. Add the cashew nuts. Now add the green chilies, after a minute, add the grated coconut. Mix well and cook for 2 mins, don’t leave it more than 2 to 3 mins. Add the cooked rice, salt and mix well. In 2 to 3 mins coconut rice is ready 🙂 A simple and fast recipe.