When we talk about comfort food, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Is it curd rice, khichdi, rajma chawal or lemon rice? If you are a foodie like us, then these dishes may just be your go-to indulgence whenever you wish to crave comfort food! The reason why we love to eat comfort food is that it tastes delicious, feels wholesome and is very easy to make. If you are on the hunt for such delicious recipes, we have found one that you will definitely enjoy - coconut milk rice. This South Indian delicacy offers the best flavours of coconut along with the comfort of the rice.
We have all heard of coconut rice, right? Well, coconut milk is a lot like that but creamier and richer. In coconut rice, you simply need to toss together rice and coconut flakes in a flavourful tadka. However, coconut milk rice is cooked by preparing a flavourful takda and cooking the plain rice in coconut milk, infusing the rice with the earthy essence of the coconut. The porridge-like texture of this dish makes it a counterpart of comfort foods like curd rice and khichdi. Some people also know this dish as coconut milk pulao. This dish is also vegan-friendly as it uses coconut milk that is plant-based.
Coconut Milk Rice Recipe: How To Make Coconut Milk Rice
This comforting rice dish is prepared in a pressure cooker. Start by heating oil in a pressure cooker and whole spices. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry it till it releases the aroma. Next, add green chillies and mix well. At this stage, you can also add vegetables like carrots and peas. You can skip this as well. Pour the coconut milk, water and rice. Mix this well. Close the pressure cooker and cook it for one whistle. The coconut milk rice is ready!
You can enjoy this rice dish with papadam and pickle for a simple meal or you can spice it up by serving it with some wholesome curry of your choice.
Sounds easy, right?! Make this coconut milk rice at home and surprise your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section below how you liked it.