Forenote : Serve your curry or sides with this amazing spiced coconut rice and you will be a hero! our family loves this and gather at occasions mainly to enjoy this coconut rice which my grandmas’ cooks only on a special family day once a year.
Skill level: Medium
Course : Main or side
1/2 a medium onion sliced
2 Cups long Basmati Rice
4 Cups Coconut milk
3 Green chillies
1/2 Tsp Shahi Jeera (Black Cumin)
2 Star Anise
2 Small Bay Leaves or 1 Big
Small Stick Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Salt or to taste
2 TBsp Ghee or Purified unsalted cooking butter
1 Whole Mace
3 Whole Cardamom
Cook in Pressure cooker or a rice cooker
Heat the cooker vessel, saute the onions, add all the whole spices and saute for another 2 mins. Add the rice and fry again for a min. Add the coconut milk, salt . Taste the coconut milk to check the salt. mix and pressure cook for 3 whistles or 20 mins or in the rice cooker.
Serve with any curry or yogurt Raita.