Coconut Milk Rice

Rice cooked in coconut milk - a super recipe for parties

Coconut Milk Rice

Rice cooked in coconut milk - a super recipe for parties

Category : Vegetarian, Rice

By dhakira mohamedali

Published On: 09 Jan 2006

Rating: 4
14 Votes, 3 Reviews
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45 Minutes
Served : 6
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Step 1

Heat oil and butter in a big pot.

Step 2

Add cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon and cardamom.

Step 3

:- If you wish, you can add cashews too.

Step 4

Add onion and saute it for 10 mins.

Step 5

Add green chillies and saute further for 10 mins.

Step 6

Add coriander and mint leaves.

Step 7

Saute, till the onions become brownish.

Step 8

Add ginger-garlic paste and saute well.

Step 9

Add tomatoes and fry it well and make it into a thick paste.

Step 10

:- If you need colour, add a pinch of turmeric powder.

Step 11

Add salt.

Step 12

When the oil starts to separate, add 5 1/2 cups of coconut milk and bring them to boil.

Step 13

Add the drained rice into the above boiling coconut milk.

Step 14

:- Check for salt and spices and add accordingly.

Step 15

Lower the flame to medium.

Step 16

Saute the rice with a long spoon.

Step 17

When the rice and milk are in the same level, cover it with a lid.

Step 18

Preheat the oven to 350 degree.

Step 19

Keep the coconut milk rice in the oven for 15 mins.

Step 20

:- Serve with mutton or chicken kulambu.

Step 21

:- If u want it with vegetables, add sliced carrot and peas before adding coconut milk.


DELICIOUS! A crowd please and perennial favorite in our household. Thanks a ton Dhakira. Looking forward to trying your other dishes.


Good recipe. I cooked the rice on the stove instead of oven and reduced the chillies too..It came out well. Thanks for such a tasty recipe.


Great recipe!!! everybody loved it.Thanks for the receipe.

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