Leek Coconut Milk Rice

06 May

Leek can be substituted with onions , spring onions(Scallions) or chives. All of them belong to onion family and has the flavor and taste slightly similar as onion. This recipe contains  rich taste from coconut milk and together with the flavor of Scallions it is awesome.


  1. Leek – 4 stalks , finely chopped(discard the dark green leaves and include only the light green. Remove the roots as well)
  2. Coconut milk – 1 cup
  3. Water – 1 cup
  4. Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  5. Clarified Butter – 2 Tsp
  6. Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp
  7. Salt for taste.


1. Soak the Basmati rice with some water for 15 minutes.

2. Heat the pan and add a spoon of clarified butter. Saute the chopped leek followed by ginger garlic paste. (Before adding ginger garlic you can save some of the sauted leeks for final garnishing).

3. Add the Bastami rice without water , 1 Tsp of clarified butter ,salt and mix it up for a minute. Add water and Coconut milk and let it boil.

4. Once the Rice is boiling cover the lid and cook in a low heat for approx 10 – 15 minutes. ( This dish can also be prepared in rice cooker or pressure cooker .)

5. Serve it warm with any side dish of your choice.

Tip: Leek can be substitued by scallions (Spring onions) or chives.

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  1. SathyaSridhar

    May 6, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Coconut milk rice is our faav rice recipe sure looks very delicious n fluffy…Very easy to cook n goes well with chicken curry..

  2. Sushma Mallya

    May 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Lovely rice, leeks gives such a nice flavour, good one sri

  3. Manju Rajender

    May 6, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Definitely a new one dear 🙂 Love the presentation and will definitely try it 🙂

  4. uma

    May 6, 2010 at 10:27 am

    coconut milk and leek make this rice so aromatic and tasty 🙂

  5. sayali

    May 6, 2010 at 11:58 am

    oh wow..whats this leek thing…great you have also ginven its subsitute…:)

    good to know about your blog ..

  6. sms

    May 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    wow great delicious food its so simple to made rice

    i like this

    great post

  7. Priya

    May 7, 2010 at 4:39 am

    I do curries with leeks, never thought of making rice with leeks, thanks for sharing..