Sri Lankan Yellow Rice

Srilankan Yellow Rice

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice is a popular rice dish made during all festival gathering or any party. It is served with Chicken Curry or even Dhal Curry makes a wonderful side dish for this.

When I had planned a meal, I was keen to make this Yellow rice that seems to be popularly served on all festival occasions. It is also called as Khara Bath, though the rice is not spicy at all. Pandan Leaves are used to make this dish and I went shopping to check it. Unfortunately, nobody knew about it and I ended up using Bay leaf.

This aromatic leaf reminds us much of our own colour rice or Masala Annam. The only thing I skipped doing was to garnish with raisins as Hubby Dear won’t like it. With Dhal Curry this surely made a delicious combination.

Srilankan Yellow Rice

How to make Srilankan Yellow Rice 1 How to make Srilankan Yellow Rice 2

Sri Lankan Yellow Rice

Ingredients Needed:

1.5 cups Basmathi Rice
1/2 cup Onion juliennes
2 tsp Ghee
1.5 cup Coconut Milk thick / First milk
1.5 cup Water
1 Bay Leaf Srilankan cuisine uses Pandan Leave which is not available locally
2 Cardamom
3 Cloves
1 tsp Peppercorns
1 inch Cinnamon
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
Salt to taste

For Garnishing

Cashew Nuts
Raisins
Browned Onion

How to make Sri Lankan Yellow Rice

For the Garnish

Deep fry onions, nuts and keep it aside.

For the Rice
Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
In a nonstick pan, heat ghee, add all the spices and saute for a couple of minutes.
Then add the drained rice, turmeric powder and saute well.
Add coconut milk along with water and salt, bring to a boil
Cover with lid and cook for 10 mins.
Fluff the rice once it’s cooked and transfer to a serving bowl.
Garnish with fried onions, nuts along with your favorite curry or Dhal Curry as I did.

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Cuisine Srilankan
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Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Casseroles
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Cuisine Srilankan
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Everyday Meal
By Diet Vegetarian
Dish Type Casseroles
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For the Rice
Srilankan Yellow Rice
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Instructions
For the Garnish
  1. Deep fry onions, nuts and keep it aside.
How to make the Srilankan Rice
  1. Wash and soak the rice for 20 mins.
  2. In a nonstick pan, heat ghee, add all the spices and saute for a couple of minutes.
  3. Then add the drained rice, turmeric powder and saute well.
  4. Add coconut milk along with water and salt, bring to a boil
  5. Cover with lid and cook for 10 mins.
  6. Fluff the rice once it is cooked and transfer to a serving bowl.
  7. Garnish with fried onions, nuts along with your favorite curry or Dhal as I did.

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12 comments

  1. Valli, if my memory is correct, kewra water is prepared from pandan leaves or flowers. Maybe you could use kewra water as a substitute for pandan leaves. You gave us a preview of today’s post in your last one. Rice looks absolutely delicious.

  2. I have not explored Sri Lankan cuisine and so no clue about availability of pandan leaves in our area. But the rice cooked in coconut milk is always welcome. The fried onion topping is a major plus here!

  3. The yellow rice is so flavorful, especially with that coconut milk… We have pandan here but it comes in a packet, and the main reason why I didn’t buy is I may end up throwing more of it… 🙁 I am sure it would add a lovely dimension to this simple rice dish…

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