Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coconut rice

In my native country of Colombia, we have a traditional coconut rice. We usually use the fresh grated coconut to make a milk which is quite light in comparison to the ones commercially available.

The natural oils of coconut make wonders for the Pitta dosha in terms of cooling the system and addressing Pitta related imbalances, such as inflammations and ulcers.

Coconut kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete's foot, thrush, diaper rash and other infections.

It also expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia and other parasites.

Coconut is high in fiber, potassium, selenium, magnesium, phosphorous, and Vitamin C.

The sweetness and nutritional value of coconut oil provide a quick source of fortifying energy.

Serves 4 people 15 minutes


1 cup basmati white rice

½ cup coconut milk

½ cup grated coconut

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp camu camu powder

2 cups water


If you are using canned coconut milk, open the can and sauté 2 tsp of the milk in a rice pot, until the milk is golden and forms sticky granules. We call this ticote.

Add the Camu Camu, salt and mustard seeds. Roast them for 30 seconds and add water. Add the rest of the coconut milk. Let it boil. Add the prewashed basmati rice and let it cook until the water evaporates a bit (around 8 minutes.)

Lower the heat and cover it for approximately 5 minutes.

Separately roast the grated coconut for about 3 minutes. Add the roasted coconut to the rice at the end.

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