Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coconut rice (another)

This soft and sweet rice is a favorite in many Colombian homes. I have added cinnamon to give it more depth and flavor. It is excellent for the Pitta Dosha.

1/2 cup grated coconut
2 tsp of coconut oil
2 tsp black mustard seeds
1 cup of basmati rice
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp pink salt
1 1/2 cups of water
2 tsp stevia or cane sugar


On medium heat, melt the coconut oil, mustard seeds, sugar and grated coconut in a pan. Roast until the coconut is golden. Add the rice, water and salt. Boil and allow to cook until the rice has holes in it. Lower the heat and cover for 15 minutes.

Serve with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

For Pitta: use white mustard seeds
For Vatta: add more cinnamon while cooking
For Kapha: add 1/2 tsp ginger

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