CocoMint Rice

A mint flavored rice cooked to perfection in coconut milk.

“COCOMICHO” as my husband called it when I asked him to suggest a name for my rice. If you know Malayalam you would know – Chor stands for rice and that’s how this name was born for this dish. My entire house smells fantastic when I cook this rice , as the mint flavored rice is simmered in coconut milk. Made with minimal ingredients – no much of chopping and sautéing, it is easy to cook for a perfect lunch or when you have to pack in tiffen box.

Adding vegetables is completely your choice, you can add in veggies of your choice . But I need to say – This rice tastes fantastic even without any vegetables.

Off to the recipe,

INGREDIENTS

  • 1. Basmati rice – 1 cup (Washed and Drained)
  • 2. Salt – To taste
  • 3. Green chillies – 2 slit
  • 4. Gingergarlic paste – 1 tsp
  • 5. Mint – a fistful
  • 6. Coconut Milk – 2 cups
  • 7. Corn kernels – 1/2 cup (optional any vegetables of your choice)
  • 8. Oil – 1 tbspn
  • 9.Ghee/Butter – 1 tbspn
  • 10. Bayleaf – 1
  • 11. Cardamom – 1
  • 12. Cinnamon – 1 small piece
  • 13. Cloves – 1

METHOD:

  • Heat a nonstick pan, Add in oil and ghee. Throw in the whole spices (bay leaf, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves).
  • Add the green chillies, ginger garlic paste, mint leaves and saute. If you are adding vegetables add at this stage.
  • Add salt, rice and give a stir.
  • Pour in the coconut milk and let it boil . Cook until done.
  • Serve with any gravies or soya fry.

Love and Regards,

Niznaz.

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ManCoMilk Shake

A flavorful blend of two iconic flavors – Mango the King of Fruits and Coconut – The Tree of Life.

Unusual to milk, coconut milk is added in this milk shake. The blend of both, gives birth to a unique and special flavor that I bet you will fall in love with. Thick, Creamy in texture and Milky in taste – a wonderful recipe.

Thanks to my WhatsApp friend – Saji Shameem who shared this wonderful recipe to me.

Off to the recipe,

An Important Tip to Note – Tender Coconut Ice Cream can be used interchangeably with Vanilla Ice Cream for more amazing flavor.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1. Mangoes (Ripe) – 2 (cut into cubes)
  • 2. Sugar – As needed
  • 3. Vanilla Ice cream – 2 scoops (Optional)
  • 4. Coconut Milk – 2 cups
  • 5. Ice Cubes – 10
  • 6. Water – As needed to adjust consistency
  • 7. Almonds – 2 tbspn chopped (For garnish)

METHOD:

  • In a blender add mangoes, sugar, vanilla ice-cream, coconut milk , water (all little by little) and make a thick and creamy shake.
  • Pour in serving glasses , top/garnish with more vanilla ice-cream, chopped mangoes and chopped almonds.
  • Serve chilled.

Love and Regards,

Niznaz.