Today is My hubbies office BBQ party , I want to make something simple yet tasty to go with a spicy meatball curry i made and must be a standalone dish too.So i tried to make this rice and guess what it turned out to be good.So here is the recipe
Basmathi / Long Grain Rice - 3 cups
Ghee / Coconut oil - 1 tsp
Whoel Cloves - 3 no
Cardamom - 3 no
Cinnamon Stick - 1 inch
Bayleaf - 2
Star Anise - 1
Shah Jeera / Black Cumin Seeds - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Dried Cherries - 1/4 cup chopped
Turmeric Pd - 1/2 tsp
Wash and clean Basmathi rice and keep it drained.
Take a pan and add ghee ,once its hot add whole spices and give it a stir ,then add rice and turmeric pd and give a stir for 2 min.
Then add Coconut milk ,salt and 5 cups of water.(Total 6 cups liquid).
Let it come to boil,once its boiling cover ,reduce stove to as low as possible and let ti sit for 20 min.
After 20 min,open lid and give a fluff with a fork.
Now add chopped Cherries and don't mix the rice too much it may break ,so fluff the cherries into the rice evenly very gently and cover and let ti sit for 15 min before serving.
A flavorful Coconutty Rice is ready t oserve