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Ingredients

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1 cup medium grained rice
1/2-1 cup mixed vegetables
1/2 cup mint
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp pepper powder
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp ghee
2-3 bay leaves
1 cup onion – chopped
salt to taste

Nutritional information

2006 kcal
calories
99.4 g
carbohydrates
21.45 g
protein
193.44 g
fat
244 mg
sodium
6 mg
cholesterol

Coconut Milk Rice

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

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Rich dishes tend to trend towards the savory side. If this is a problem for you, or you’re simply looking to change things up, then this coconut milk rice dish may be just the perfect thing for you. The coconut not only makes this dish sweeter, it also gives it an interesting texture. Also due to the versatility of coconut, you can prepare this dish several different ways, each tasting unique in its own way.

Health Benefits

Coconut milk has been increasing in popularity as a cooking ingredient for quite some time, partially for its taste and partially for the many health benefits it possesses. Consuming coconut milk regularly can help improve your body’s digestive process, protect against cardiovascular health, decrease inflammation, and even stimulate weight loss. Coconut milk also has electrolytes which serve to improve the efficiency of the nervous system’s ability to send signals to the muscles and cells.

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How to make Coconut Milk Rice

  • Wash and clean the rice multiple times until the water runs clear.
  • Soak the rice for a minimum of 15 mins.
    • Note: Presoaking helps the ricecook faster andconsume less water while cooking.
  • Prep ½ - 1 cup of the mixed vegetables and place them into a bowl.
  • Add the mint and grated coconut to the bowl.
    • Note: You can also grind the coconut into a paste to avoid the texture.
  • Add the spices, salt and coconut milk to the bowl, then set aside.
  • Layer in order the ghee, bay leaves, onions, half of mixed vegetables, the drained Basmati rice, and the remaining mixed vegetables.
  • Add 1 cup of water.
  • Close the lid and let cook at a medium-high temperature.
  • Switch off the heat after 2 whistles and let the pressure settle - approximately 10 mins.
  • Fluff and combine the rice using a fork.
  • Serve warm with a raitha or spicy gravy.

Trivia

Palm trees spread their seeds to different islands by letting coconuts float across the ocean

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