Coconut Jeera Rice

I was feeling kind of lazy today, so I just sautéed some veggies in olive oil.  But when I sat to eat, it felt a little bland.  In general, rice is pretty easy to make, so I decided put a spin on regular white rice.  It actually came out really good!  I didn’t have any peanuts at home, but crushed peanuts would probably also taste good on top.


1/2 cup onion
1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup rice, washed until the water runs clear
1.5 cups water
1.5 cups coconut milk
1/2 tsp salt


1.  In a large heavy-bottom pot, cook the onions and cumin seeds in the olive oil on med-high heat until the seeds turn light brown (~3 mins).

2.  Add the rice and cook for about 5 mins until they become slightly transparent on the edges.

3.  Add the salt, water, and coconut milk and bring to a boil.

4.  Cover (leave a little bit of space open to let steam escape) and turn the heat to low.  Simmer on low until all of the water is gone (~20 mins).  At ~20 mins, I usually taste the rice to see if it’s done- if not, then I add ~1/4 cup of water and let it simmer again till the water evaporates.

5.  Serve hot plain, with veggies, curries, etc.


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