Organic Sri Lankan Sweet Rice (Pongal)
So here’s a recipe we’ve been getting repeatedly asked for! Those who tried this at some of out events have been requesting the recipe for our special home made Sri Lankan sweet rice, known as pongal, which we made using our Organic Coconut products for full effect!
It really is a delightful treat, full of sweetness and fragrance, and is traditionally a celebratory dish that has special significance for festive days. It’s enjoyed as a yummy sweet treat by many – and goes down great at our tasting!
So (finally!) here is the recipe for you! Enjoy! 😀
Ishara Organic Coconut Sugar 150g
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup Ishara Organic coconut sugar
1/2 cup Ishara Organic coconut milk
2 teaspoons full Ishara Organic coconut oil
3 cups water
Salt to taste (roughly 1/8teaspoon full)
Wash the rice in a pan twice and add 3 cups of water to it. Bring the contents to boil, cover and reduce the heat to simmer for about 15 minutes. If needed, add boiling water from the kettle to keep the rice wet.
In the mean time half fill the cup with the coconut sugar and fill the rest of the cup with the coconut milk. Stir it and pour it in to the cooked rice. Add 2 teaspoons full of Ishara Organic coconut oil and salt to taste. Stir the rice with all the added ingredients, cover it and leave it for another 2 to 3 minutes to absorb the milk and sugar.
Now it is ready to eat!
This will give you about 3 cups of sweet rice. You can keep this in the fridge for about 3 to 4 days.
If you like your sweet rice a bit more interesting, before adding the coconut oil heat it in a pan and add the cardamons to it. After a few seconds add the cadju and then the raisins. Before they get burnt take them off the fire and add the heated oil with the cardomoms cadju and raisins to the rice with the milk and sugar.
This will give a lovely smell and flavour to your sweet rice