Birinji - Bay Leaf Flavored Rice
Recipe type: Rice
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
Frangrant rice, flavored with bay leaf
  • 2½ cup basmati rice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3 bay leaf
  • 1 small pc cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 green chillies, slit
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 400 ml coconut milk (I used one can)
  • 400 ml hot water
  • Salt to taste
  1. Wash the rice well. Keep it soaked in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a saucepan. Briefly fry the whole masalas.
  3. Add the onion, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till soft.
  4. Add in the drained rice and fry for 5 minutes or till dry and crisp.
  5. Add in the coconut milk and hot water. Adjust the salt.
  6. Cook on high flame till it boils and then reduce the flame to the minimum, cook on closed lid undisturbed till the rice gets fully done.
  7. Fluff up using a fork and serve with a spicy side dish!
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at