Shrimp Coconut Rice (Prawns and rice in coconut)

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What you will need:
  • Shrimps (Prawns) - 12 - 15, deveined
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Rice - 2 cups
  • Onions, sliced - 2 medium
  • Coconut - 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves - 4 to 5 strands
  • Mint leaves - 4 to 5 strands(optional)
  • Green chillies, slit - 4 to 5
  • Ginger, chopped - 1 tsp
  • Garlic, chopped - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves - 1 or 2
  • Cloves - 4 to 6
  • Star anise - 2
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
How to prepare
  • Marinate the shrimps in mixture of lemon juice and salt.
  • Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan. Add the cumin seeds. When they splutter whole garam masala (bay leaves, cloves, star anise). Sauté until the aroma of the garam masala arises.
  • Add the sliced onions and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions turn light brown in color. Add the slit green chillies, ginger and garlic.
  • Add the rice and fry for a minute or two. Add the chopped coriander and mint leaves. Add the coconut milk, 2 and a half cups of warm water and salt. Cover and let the rice cook.
  • In a separate pan, heat a tsp of oil. Add the shrimps along with the marinade. Cook for about 5 minutes until the shrimps are done.
  • When the rice is almost done, add the cooked shrimp and mix well. When the rice is cooked, transfer it into a serving dish and serve hot.


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