Thursday, September 18, 2014

Coconut Milk Rice

Coconut Milk Rice is a recent try in my kitchen. It is a rich and flavorful rice dish. The rice is cooked in coconut milk and has a mild flavor infused from whole garam masala and ghee. It requires only few ingredients and very easy to make too. 

I had some leftover canned coconut milk lying in my refrigerator. I was in search of a recipe in order to finish up the milk. I came across this recipe and totally fell in love with it. I knew that it will turn out yummy and as expected it did. I am totally in love with this quick recipe. It is so tasty that I can eat it as it is without any curry. Do give this a try for a get together or any special occasion. I am sure it will please many !!

  • Basmati Rice - 1/2 cup
  • Thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Melted Ghee (clarified butter) - 1/2 - 1 Tbsp
  • Whole Garam Masala*
  • Cashew and Raisins - 1 Tbsp each
  • Turmeric powder - A pinch
  • Salt - To taste
*I added 1 bay leaf, 2 cardamom pods, 2 cloves and 2 small pieces of cinnamon.


Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
Now heat ghee in a pan on medium flame. Once hot, add cashew pieces and whole garam masala. After few seconds add raisins. 

Once they are lightly toasted, add turmeric powder, coconut milk and water. Mix well. Now add salt and taste the mixture. Add more if required.

Once it starts bubbling, add in the drained rice.

Mix well and cook the rice until most of the moisture is absorbed.

Then close the lid and reduce the flame on lowest possible, for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes the rice looks like this. Turn off the heat.

Now fluff the rice gently using a fork. Then close it again and let it rest for 10 minutes.

 Coconut Milk Rice is ready!!

Serve it warm with any spicy curry of your choice. Above measurement serves 1-2 people.


  1. this is perfect! i will make it for sure, also i love the additions you have made to it :)

  2. Thanks Coral. Let me know if you give it a try :)