GOAN COCONUT RICE

GOAN COCONUT RICE
Nidhi
by Nidhi
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 – 1inch stick
  • Water – 225mls
  • Coconut milk – 225mls

Spices For Rice

  • Black peppercorns – ½ tsp
  • Cloves – 6
  • Cashewnuts – 12, roasted for garnish
  • Coconut or vegetable oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste

Cooking Instructions

  • Wash rice a couple of times in fresh water until it is not cloudy and leave to soak in sufficient water for half hour.
  • In a separate, pan roast cashews and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Drain the rice and add to the onion, spices and stir gently.
  • 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.
  • Cook covered on low heat until rice is cooked through and dry any excess liquid for 1-2 minutes in the end. Serve garnished with roasted cashew nuts.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
523
303
Energy (kJ)
2188
1267
Carbs (g)
59.8
36.9
Protein (g)
5.7
3.3
Fat (g)
27.4
14.8
Sat. Fat (%)
0.8
0.5
Salt (g)
1.3
1.1
Fiber (g)
2.3
1.4

Handy Kitchen Tips

Perfect basmati rice is soft and fluffy with each grain being separate. Soaking rice in cold water for at least 30 mins ensures that rice cooks faster and the grains remain separate.
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