Coconut Black Rice

There’s something alluring about coconut and rice and peanuts. Maybe it’s the Indian feel of it or maybe it’s just this exquisite combination of tastes that’s relishable for most of us. After discovering the nutty flavor of black rice, I’ve decided to try out my own recipe.

And of course I couldn’t stop going all the way ‘Indian’ with the spices. Thus I started with the traditional speed frying of cumin seeds and grated ginger (about 5 minutes in a drop of olive oil) meant to release their flavor and create the base for the food. I’ve then added a bit of water and left it to cook for another 5 minutes. The next step involves mixing  it thoroughly with the boiled rice and adding coconut creampeanuts (previously roasted in a simple pan, without any other add-ons). If by any chance you happen to have cinnamon leaves, don’t hesitate to make them the secret ingredient of your rice preparation!

All you are left to do now is see how much lemon juice it takes to balance the creaminess of the coconut. I chose to serve it on lettuce leaves and garnish it with shredded coconut, just so that the people could get the right hint of what’s going on in their plates 😉


list of ingredients

  • black rice
  • roasted peanuts
  • coconut cream
  • olive oil
  • cumin seeds
  • grated ginger
  • lemon juice


  • lettuce leaves
  • shredded coconut

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