Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

My mother used to make this with Curried Meatballs and Potatoes. It comes from Hyderabad, India and it's a quick and easy variation on plain steamed rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and saute onions, cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms until onions are golden brown.
  2. Add the rice and stir till they look translucent (just a minute or two).
  3. Add water, salt, coconut, and turmeric.
  4. Bring to the point of boiling (when you see a bubble or two, turn the heat down to medium and cover and cook until all the water has been absorbed).
  5. Turn off the heat.
  6. Let it sit covered for about 15 min before serving.


Most Helpful

Delicious - and so easy. No garlic in the house and used a can of cocnut milk instead of grated coconut(subbed for some of the water). Used a little ground cardomom instead of whole cardomoms, but it turned out really good. Very yummy side dish for barbecued ribs and chicken!

SherryKaraoke July 17, 2005

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