Vegetable rice with coconut milk

This is an altered version of my mother’s vegetable biriyani recipe. I made this in electric cooker when I had visited my aunt. It is a real treat for all at home and a nutritious dish for your little ones. When you baby is around one year(10 months plus), you can prefer these type of one pot meals to serve all nutrients in a single plate.


  • Basmati rice-2 cups
  • Coconut milk-3 cups
  • Vegetables-1 & 1/2 cups
  • Green chilly-4
  • Ginger-A small piece
  • Garlic-5 cloves
  • Turmeric powder-A pinch
  • Salt-To taste
  • Coriander leaves-To garnish
  • Ghee-To cook
  • Bun/bread-To garnish(Optional)

Vegetables-Carrot,potato,beans,shallot,onion,tomato,green peas,butter beans.broccoli,cauliflower(chopped finely)

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1. Wash and soak the rice in lukewarm water for 20 minutes.

2.Add few drops of ghee in a pan and saute green chilly,ginger and garlic.

3.Make a fine paste out of it and set it aside.

Vegetable Rice

4.Add two spoons of ghee and saute the paste till raw smell vanishes

5.Now drain the water from rice and add to the pan.

6.Mix well and add the vegetables.


7.Give a quick toss by adding salt and turmeric powder.

8.Transfer the contents to electric cooker.

9.Switch the electric cooker on,add coconut milk and mix well.

10.Close it and wait till it gets cooked.It gets switched off automatically when done.

11.Mix well and garnish with coriander leaves

12.You can toasted pieces of bun/bread(ghee) to garnish.

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Serve it hot with any raitha.

Adjust the green chilly quantity as per your taste.

Check with your doctor if you doubt on usage of basmati rice.

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