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Indian Coconut Rice Pilaf


Long grain rice
2 cups
Coconut milk
2 cups
Grated fresh ginger
1 tsp
4 tbsp
Black mustard seed
1 ½ tsp
Dried red chillies
Sesame seeds
1/3 cup
Flaked fresh coconut
1 cup

Soak 2 cups long grain rice in water, meanwhile boil 2 cups coconut milk + 1.5 cups water + 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger. Drain and add the rice, bring to a boil again, cover, turn off heat.

In separate pan, fry 4 tablespoons oil plus the mustard seeds until they pop. Then add 8 chopped dried red chillies, brown. Add the sesame seeds and brown lightly.

Pour the flavored oil and the salt over rice, toss in the flaked fresh coconut (or dried unsweetened that's been soaked).