Spiced Golden Coconut Basmati & Quinoa Rice With Fruity Flame Raisins

This recipe is fantastic – it’s spicy, exotic, with bursts of many complimentary flavours. It’s a winner, and a must-keep. Serve it with my meatless meatballs * and some vegan yoghurt, with a handful of nuts – nutritious, and a feast for the senses.

Note :  Here is a recipe for the vegan meatballs http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2014/04/05/meat-balls-romano-pepper-pomegranate-tomato-wine-reduced-sauce/

 

INGREDIENTS

2 cups basmati rice

½ cup black quinoa

 

Rinse thoroughly then boil the two together, drain and then set aside.

 

FOR THE RICE MIX

extra virgin olive oil

½ cup desiccated coconut

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 tsp panch puran (a ready mix of fenugreek seed, nigella seed, cumin seed, black mustard seed, and fennel seed)

1 tsp curry powder

½ tsp chilli powder

salt to taste

2 Tbsp tomato puree

¼ cup black fat raisins

extra oil for mid cooking

 

METHOD

Heat the oil up in a large saucepan, and fry the onions with the coconuts. When the coconut turns golden, add the spice. Mix for a few minutes until the spices give off their delicate scent, and stir in the raisins.

 

Now add the tomato puree in with the rice mix – stir it in well so that the rice can absorb the flavours. If too dry after a couple of minutes, add some oil. I wouldn’t be tempted to add water as that will remove the chances of a crisp flavoured rice.

 

Taste and serve alongside my vegan meat balls and lemon wedges.

 

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8 Responses to “Spiced Golden Coconut Basmati & Quinoa Rice With Fruity Flame Raisins”

  1. joe Says:

    Hi Miriam I’m Joe a happy vegan and the envy of non!

    Which is your best burger to impress me friends?

  2. Miriam Says:

    Hi Joe – here’s our all time favourite from my blog : http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2013/04/07/my-vegan-burger-king/

  3. joe Says:

    Hello
    Thanks Miriam for your help and immediate response. I make them tomorrow. Your so kind sweet.

  4. Miriam Says:

    You’re welcome Joe, and hope you and your guests enjoy them. Any extras freeze well. Good Night. 🙂

  5. Joanne Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve read your recipe up and down twice and can’t find how many it serves.

    Your font is really small.
    thanks
    J.

  6. Miriam Says:

    Hi Joanne, it serves 2-3 portions. That said, I am reluctant to mention servings because it depends on portion size and appetite. Hope you make and enjoy it.

  7. joanne Says:

    Hi again, I did make your rice dish. It is delicious. 2 cups of rice makes a LOT of rice. I really like you blog. Vegan cooking is new to me and you have several recipes that sound nice. I’ll try some for sure.
    Thanks. J.

  8. Miriam Says:

    Hi Joanne and welcome here. Be sure to try out other recipes and let me have your feedback – enjoy your vegan journey !

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