Coconut Milk Rice



My Rasha turns seven today, Alhamdulillah…. seven years ago, we waited for this little blessing to cPinome into our hands… when I think of all those days of hospital rounds, the endless prickings to take my blood for checking my sugar count, my HD’s pampering lunches and dinners, the long walks holding hands at nights when there would not be a single soul on the streets, lovely times at work and at study (I was doing my MBA at that time, which completed in time for her arrival!), so on and so forth… of course, like many of us, I enjoyed my first pregnancy to the core… Somehow I knew it was a girl in the reckoning and I held HD from asking the doctor regarding the child because I just didn’t want to know, and just like I had guessed, Rasha turned up… a tiny little child who was so unlike her ummi, but one sight on her and I was in love… our first who made us abba and ummi and made our life complete, went on to be the elder sister to my Azza, loving and fighting at the same time… I could go on and on like every mother would do, but I am stuck for words at this point of time… I still can’t believe she has turned 7, it’s a magical number as far as we are concerned. A time when the salaah (five times mandatory prayers) becomes prescribed, a time when studying the Qur’an and more about Islam becomes a part of life, and Alhamdulillah, she is doing it in her way, at madrassa and at home otherwise, my little lazyhead… πŸ™‚ Ummi only wants to see you as a good daughter, an awesome elder sister and friend to Azza, a good woman as you go forward and yes foremost, a good Muslimah, InShaAllah… hugs and kisses to you my darling… may Allah shower His barakah on you every-time, Aameen…


I would have loved a chocolaty treat for today, but looking into the schedule of things, I would love to go with the flow, so here is a really flavorsome rice that goes so well with any spicy curry. Even if you pair it up with a pickle and raita, it’s more than enough. Rice overloaded with coconut milk and laced with the aroma of whole masalas… I guess I don’t have to say much about the flavors, right… πŸ™‚


Coconut Milk Rice

Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 cups rice washed and drained
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 cardamom
  • 5 black peppercorn
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies slit
  • 2 onions thickly sliced
  • 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 400 ml water
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Add all the whole masalas and fry till fragrant, not more than a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the ginger and garlic paste and fry till the raw smell is gone. Add the onion and green chillies and saute till soft.
  • Add the drained rice and fry for a couple of minutes. Add in the coconut milk and water.
  • Adjust the salt. Close the lid and keep the flame on high.
  • Cook till one whistle and switch off. Allow the pressure to go by itself.
  • Open the cooker, fluff up the rice with a fork.
  • Serve warm with any spicy curry of your choice!!!


You can cook the rice on stove top without using the pressure cooker.

Join the Conversation

  1. Happy birthday Rasha..
    Chocolate treat was indeed something that should have shown up today..but saramillya will adjust with coconut rice;)

    1. Thank you so much dears… πŸ™‚

  2. A very happy birthday to Rasha..God bless the little princess.. Coconut milk rice looks too yumm.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  3. Happy Birthday to your princess Rasha πŸ™‚ she is so cute and wishing her a fun filled year with loads of blessings. Hugs and kisses to mom and daughter duo.

    1. Thank you so much Priya dear… πŸ™‚ xoxo

  4. Birthday greetings to Rasha and may her life be filled with the grace of almighty.

    1. Thank you so much Tanuja…

  5. happy bday Rasha.. thats a really cute collage..may god shower her happiness always..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  6. Birthday wishes to Rasha nd i wish that her all wishes come true…
    Really great for a snack between classes in college.

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  7. I make this often.. love the flavor of coconut milk.. my wishes to rasha.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Laxmi… πŸ™‚

  8. happy birthday rasha……. may allah bless you in all your ways……..

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  9. Happy birthday princess Rasha, Tell her to enjoy the day and have fun. Delicious coconut milk rice who can say no to this.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  10. Happy birthday Rasha molu . God bless her

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  11. Happy B'day to Rasha πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Harini… πŸ™‚

  12. Happy Birthday to little Rasha! God bless her like never before!
    I love coconut milk based rice, it is so flavorful and yum!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  13. Cute baby ..god bless her ! Wish her all luck

    1. Thank you so much Sireesha…

  14. Happy bday to Rasha…may god bless her abundantly :)…
    those pregnancy days are so much to be treasured right..all that pampering etc…the only thing that I don't miss is being sick …he he he…I too had a choice to know but still chose to know only on the day my baby would be born…I believe that is what made it more exciting and special.

    Coconut milk rice sounds interesting..never had it…will definitely try it

    1. I totally agree with you Anupa… still miss those days… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot dear…

  15. My hearty wishes for your lil angel…. Rice looks awesome…

    1. Thank you so much Akhila…

  16. Belated Happy Birthday to Rasha…..Simple but super tasty coconut milk rice.

    1. Thank you so much Sanoli…

  17. Happy Birthday Wishes Sweety, have loads of cake and have fun !!
    Quick and delicious coconut milk rice, full of flavors πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Prathibha… πŸ™‚

  18. happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, rice looks so flavoursome πŸ™‚ have a nice week end

    1. Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  19. Happy birthday to Rasha…reading the first paragraph just brought some sweet old memories flooding back…:)
    Love this simple yet very flavorful rice.

    1. Thank you so much Kaveri… πŸ™‚

  20. Happy Birthday to Rasha πŸ™‚
    Delicious and flavorful rice..

    1. Thank you so much Sona… πŸ™‚

  21. Happy birthday Rasha:) delicious post for the SPL occasion

    1. Thank you so much dear… πŸ™‚

  22. Happy birthday,Rasha…flavorful rice,looks yumm πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  23. Happy B'rday Rasha……delicious and yummy coconut rice….. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  24. May your cute angel be blessed with good health and be a good Muslimah! Rice looks so yum…

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  25. Such cute pics… Oh they grow up so fast! This is of my favorite

    1. Thank you so much Rekha…

  26. Cutie pie, happy birthday to lil darling.. Rice looks soo delicious and very flavourful.

    1. Thank you so much Priya akka…

  27. convey my belated birthday wishes to ur lt girl. n this si really useful rice recipe which work outs for parties.

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

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