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://www.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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  1. Hi Miriam I’m Joe a happy vegan and the envy of non!

    Which is your best burger to impress me friends?

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

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

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

     
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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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