Weight Loss: Try Low-Carb Keto-Friendly Coconut Rice For A Healthy South Indian Meal

Keto diet: Making slight changes to the south Indian-special coconut rice recipe, we discovered this equally delicious rice made with cauliflower instead of regular rice.

Neha Grover  |  Updated: October 14, 2020 13:38 IST

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Highlights
  • Coconut rice is a popular south Indian meal.
  • This keto-friendly coconut rice is made with low-carb cauliflower.
  • Watch the recipe video to make it at home.

If you are following keto diet for weight loss, finding low-carb recipes for all three meals of the day could be quite a task. South Indian food lovers have to give up rice, which is a staple down south. If you set out to find healthy rice alternatives, cauliflower rice will pop up as the topmost suggestion everywhere. Being low in carbohydrates and high in various other nutrients, cauliflower can be grated to make flour for breads and can be used as a rice replacement too.

Coconut rice is everyone's favourite south Indian meal. It is light, aromatic and extremely satiating. Making slight changes to the recipe to make it fit for keto diet, we discovered this equally delicious keto coconut rice made with cauliflower instead of regular rice. The rice meal imbues the same distinct south Indian flavours from coconut, whole red chillies, curry leaves and mustard seeds; so you won't miss the usual coconut rice you'd been having before embarking on your weight loss journey.

(Also Read: Ever Tried Keto-Friendly Dal Makhani? Watch The Recipe Video)

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Making keto coconut rice is very easy. Grate cauliflower and dry roast it till crunchy. Also, dry roast some peanuts and keep both aside. Then saute cumin seeds, mustard seeds, whole red chillies, urad dal, green chillies and curry leaves, and add roasted cauliflower and peanuts to the spices. Also add grated coconut and green chillies, and season with salt and lemon juice. For the full recipe of Keto-Friendly Coconut Rice, watch the recipe video in the header.

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Serve this south Indian-special rice with coconut chutney or plain curd, and enjoy a delicious meal that may also promote weight loss.
 

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