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Coconut Rice Popular

Category : Rice Specialities

Author : Neha

Date : 11/7/2005

Rating: Rating 3.9 ( 3.9 ) by 15 users

1 cup long grain rice
1 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp cashew bits
3 green chillies slit
1 stalk curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp urad dal
2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
1 tbsp coriander chopped
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
lemon to taste

1. Wash and soak rice in salted water for 30 minutes.
2. Drain rice in colander, keep water aside.
3. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan.
4. Add urad dal, seeds, cashews, stir till spluttering.
5. Add chillies and curry leaves. Stir, add rice.
6. Stir very gently, with a wide spatula till oil coats rice evenly.
7. Add coconut milk, 1 1/2 cups drained water. Add salt, keeping in mind the water was salted.
8. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer covered.
9. Stir occasionally. When done 3/4, add lemon.
10. Mix very gently. Simmer till done and all water evaporates.
11. Add more water in between if required.
Garnish with coriander and coconut before serving.
Serve hot with raita, kadhi or rasam.

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