Simple but rich-flavoured coconut rice from the state of Goa which makes a great accompaniment to almost everything.
Serves: 4 people | Prep : 20 mins | Cooking : 15-20 mins

Health Hack: Coconut is a super food with adequate calories, good mix of protein, fats and carbohydrates.
Fresh Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 250gms
  • Onion – 1 medium, finely sliced
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
  • Water – 225mls
  • Coconut milk – 225mls
  • Black peppercorns – ½ tsp
  • Cloves – 6
  • Cashewnuts – 12, roasted for garnish
  • Coconut or vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Step 1

Wash rice a couple of times in fresh water until it is not cloudy and leave to soak in sufficient water for half an hour.

Step 2

In a separate pan, roast cashews and set aside.

Step 3

Heat the oil in a wide bottom pan. Add the whole spices, allow them to sizzle for 30-40 seconds, and then add the onion. Sauté until soft and caramelizing on the edges.

Step 4

Drain the rice and add it to the onion and spices, and stir gently.

Step 5

Add the coconut milk and water. Season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil and wait for the liquid to reduce a little before you cover the rice.

Step 6

Cook covered on low heat until the rice is cooked through and dry any excess liquid for 1-2 minutes in the end. Serve garnished with roasted cashew nuts.

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