A popular dish in South India, this coconut rice recipe is usually enjoyed with cooling yogurt and pickled mango. The hero of the dish is fresh coconut, which is known to support heart health and combat disease-causing bacteria.
This coconut rice can be made with any kind of rice that you prefer, although we love making it with fluffy basmati rice. The coconut rice gets wonderful flavor from the added ingredients, including the fresh coconut, the mustard seeds, and the asafoetida powder (a popular Indian spice).
We recommend serving this coconut rice with lean meat like baked fish or grilled chicken. You can also double or triple the recipe to make a large batch of the coconut rice in an effort to meal prep and enjoy the rice throughout the week with your other entrées.