Coconut Milk Rice or Vegetarian Kuska Rice is a mild flavorful rice prepared without any veggies but with just dry masalas. The highlight of this recipe is the rice is cooked in coconut milk instead of water. The enhances the flavor and adds richness and creaminess to this recipe.
Wash the rice and soak it in water till you do the preparation work.
Meanwhile chop the onions and tomatoes, slit the green chillies into two and wash the mint leaves.
Heat the pressure pan or cooker and add oil.
Once the oil is hot add fennel seeds.
As they start to splutter add bay leaf, aniseed, cloves, cardamom, green chillies and sauté well for two minutes.
Then add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for couple of minutes.
Now add the mint leaves and sauté well till the raw smell goes away.
Add the onions and sauté till they become translucent.
Then add tomatoes and salt. Saute for a minute and then add the soaked rice.
Add 4 cups of the coconut milk and pressure cook it for unto 2 whistles. If you are not using pressure cooker, cook in medium flame till the 3/4 of the water is absorbed and reduce the heat to low and cover and cook till the all the moisture is absorbed. Let it rest for about 15 minutes before mixing.
Adjust the salt and spices according to your preference. Instead of 4 cups of coconut milk, you can add 2 cups of water + 2 cups of coconut water. If using pressure cooker, don’t let it cook more than 2 whistles. If you are cooking in pan, cook the rice in medium heat and keep an eye on the coconut milk level.