Arisi kanji / Rice Porridge

Rice porridge is a healthier way of starting the day. It can be made easily with the following recipe.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins

Cooking Time : 15-20 mins

Serves : 4-5

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Main Ingredient : Rice
Recipe Type : Breakfast

Ingredients :


  • Broken rice - 250g
  • Methi seeds - 1 tsp
  • Garlic - 2-3 small cloves
  • Tinned coconut milk - 3 tblsp or 150ml fresh coconut milk
  • Water - as required
  • Salt - to taste

Method :
  1. Wash the rice and drain it.
  2. ** Add about 1l of water to a big pan of pressure cooker.
  3. ** Add rice, methi seeds, garlic and salt.
  4. ** Cover and pressure cook on a high heat.
  5. ** After the first whistle, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 7-8 mins.
  6. ** Switch off. Open the lid when the pressure is gone completely.
  7. Add coconut milk and more water if needed to get the porridge consistency; Let it boil for about 2-3 minutes.
​** - If the pressure cooker is not available, replace all the steps 2-6 starting with the symbol ** with the following steps and continue to step 7 above.

  1. Add about 1.5 litre of water to a 2 litre pan.
  2. Add rice, methi seeds, garlic and salt.
  3. Cover halfway and cook for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. Open the lid, stir few times and check whether there is enough water left for the rice to be cooked.
  5. If there is not enough water left, add more warm water.
  6. Switch off the pan after checking whether the rice is cooked well and in soft texture.

Notes : Rice porridge taste better with lentil chutney and Tamarind/coriander chutney.

Other Names : Kanji Soru


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