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Indian Coconut Rice Pilaf
from: Sharon Raghavachary

Classic Indian Vegetarian Cookery
by Julie Sahni

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From Julie Sahni's Classic Indian Vegetarian cookbook
Serving Size: 1
  • 2 c Long grain rice
  • 2 c Coconut milk
  • 1 t Grated fresh ginger
  • 4 tb Oil
  • 1 1/2ts Black mustard seed
  • 8 Dried red chillies
  • 1/3cSesame seeds
  • 1 c Flaked fresh coconut
  • Salt
Soak 2c long grain rice in water, meanwhile boil 2c coconut milk +1.5c water + 1t grated fresh ginger.

Drain and add the rice, bring to a boil again, cover, turn off heat.

In separate pan, fry 4T oil + 1.5t mustard seeds until they pop, add 8 chopped dried red chillies, brown add 1/3c sesame seeds and brown lightly.

Pour the flavored oil + 1 - 1.5t salt over rice, toss in 1c flaked fresh coconut (or dried unsweetened that's been soaked).