- Yield: 2
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Calories: 1067 kcal
- Carbohydrate Content: 179.83 g
- Cholesterol Content: 24 mg
- Fat Content: 28.7 g
- Fiber Content: 14.6 g
- Protein Content: 26.07 g
- Saturated Fat Content: 8.252 g
- Serving Size: 1
- Sodium Content: 2565 mg
- Sugar Content: 17.46 g
- Trans Fat Content: 0.072 g
Coconut rice is one of the most favorite dishes among the South Indians. It’s a perfect healthy recipe for kids’ lunch box. Indian coconut rice is also known as thengai sadam. In South India, it is also made during the special festivals like Navratri, Pongal to serve as a Prasad to the god/goddess. Coconut rice is very easy to make and can be made in lesser time. You just required a freshly grated coconut, rice, curry leaves and other Indian spices that give the delicious taste to the rice. Coconut rice can be served with simple curry or yogurt. Learn how to make coconut rice.
Ingredients of Coconut Rice Recipe
- Rice - 1 Cup
- Mace - 1 Piece
- Cinnamon sticks - 2
- Oil - 1 Tablespoon
- Black cardamom - 1 Pod
- Salt - 1 Teaspoon
- Water - 1 Cup
- Coconut milk - 1 Cup
- Cloves - 4
- Black pepper - ½ Teaspoon
- Garlic paste - 2 Tablespoons
- Ginger paste - 2 Tablespoons
- Green cardamoms - 4
- Grated fresh coconut - ½ Bowl
- Thinly sliced onion - 1
How to Make Coconut Rice
Step 1: Properly wash the rice and in a bowl soak it with required water for 30 minutes.
Step 2: In a deep pan, add oil and heat it over MEDIUM heat.
Step 3: Then add cinnamon, mace, black pepper, cloves, black & green cardamom and cook them for 2-3 seconds.
Step 4: Now, add onions and ginger-garlic paste to the pan and sauté them till it turns golden brown.
Step 5: Once it’s ready, add coconut milk and grated coconut to the mixture and mix well.
Step 6: Cook the mixture for 5 minutes. When the fat starts separating from the mixture, add salt and water to it.
Step 7: Now, drain the water from the rice and add the rice into this coconut mixtures and cook the rice for 5-10 minutes.
Step 8: Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and remove the pan from the flame.
Step 9: Keep aside the rice to slightly cool.
Step 10: Serve hot coconut rice with basic curry or Curd.