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Birinji - Bay Leaf Flavored Rice

Frangrant rice, flavored with bay leaf
Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 1/2 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


  • Wash the rice well. Keep it soaked in warm water for 30 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a saucepan. Briefly fry the whole masalas.
  • Add the onion, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till soft.
  • Add in the drained rice and fry for 5 minutes or till dry and crisp.
  • Add in the coconut milk and hot water. Adjust the salt.
  • 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.
  • Fluff up using a fork and serve with a spicy side dish!