Coconut Milk Rice Recipe (How to make coconut milk rice recipe)
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Coconut Milk Rice Recipe (How to make coconut milk rice recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 390kcal
Author Kanan


  • ½ cup Basmati rice
  • 1 inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Green cardamoms
  • 8-10 Cashew nuts
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • ½ cup Onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 Green chili slit
  • ¼ cup Green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ cup Coconut milk (Thick)
  • ½ cup Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Lemon juice


  • Wash and soak the rice into water for 20 minutes. The drain the water and keep rice aside.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Once hot add cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom. Saute for a minute.
  • Then add cashews and roast till golden brown.
  • Now add sliced onions, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chili. Mix and cook till onions are soft.
  • Now add green peas and salt. Mix and cook for a minute.
  • Now mix in rice, coconut milk and water. Stir well.
  • Let it come to a boil. Then cover it with lid.
  • LOWER the heat to lowest possible and cook for 15-17 minutes. Then turn off the stove.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes without opening the lid.
  • After that remove the lid and fluff up the rice using fork, serve.


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 49.8g | Protein: 7.6g | Fat: 18.9g | Saturated Fat: 13.6g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 4.8g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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