Coriander & Corn Rice



Today’s dish is a simple and tasty coriander rice with corn and coconut. That’s way too many C for one dish but that’s today’s alphabet and so totally justified. This is quick cook because there is very little chopping of vegetables involved and that is what takes all the time.

I usually make this when the husband is travelling and I have to cook just for the daughter and me. You can cook all the different elements of this coriander rice at the same time and then just mix them all together for a satisfying and wholesome meal.

For other similar dishes check out Dun Thel Bath and Mint Rice


Serves 3


1 cup Rice

1/2 cup Fresh coriander

3 tbsp Grated coconut

1-2 Green chillies

1″ Ginger

1/2 tsp Cumin seeds

1 Onion, medium, finely chopped

2 Potatoes, medium, boiled, peeled & cubed

1/4 cup Golden corn, boiled

1 tbsp Oil





  • Cook the rice separately as usually done and set aside to cool
  • Grind together the fresh coriander, coconut, green chillies and ginger to a paste using little water
  • Heat a pan and add oil to it
  • Add the cumin seeds and chopped onions
  • Once the onion is translucent, add the coriander paste and cook it for 3-4 minutes
  • Constantly stir the mixture to ensure it does not stick to the pan
  • Add the potatoes and corn and mix well
  • Add the rice and salt and mix well
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes on low heat
  • Serve warm with cucumber raita
  • Enjoy!


This is my post for the Biryani/ Pulao / Khichadi Festival for the alphabet ‘C’


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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    Coriander and coconut add a flavorful base and the corn rice sounds yummy.

  2. harini says:

    That is definitely a flavorful combination. Coriander leaves and coconut and corn all my favorites. I am sure my kids will love it as well.

  3. I must learn these quick recipes ! Seriously wonder why can’t I think of them ! The coriander rice sounds awesome ! Delicious ! I must try these soon .

  4. Srivalli Jetti says:

    I am sure both coriander and coconut made this so rich and delicious. Fantastic pick Sowmya!

  5. This is such a hearty filling rice for sure. This would be perfect for a lazy day cooking and I wouldn’t mind finishing off that whole bowl.

  6. Coriander and coconut make a great combination. Lovely dish.

  7. srividhya says:

    cilanto + coconut + corn – what a flavorful combination. Great meal during the weekdays.

  8. Pavani says:

    Coriander and coconut is a lovely combination! It looks very rich and tempting! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Preeti says:

    Combination of corn and coriander in rice… Looks so rich and tempting.. i can eat whole bowl.

  10. Lovely coriander and corn goes very well together…

  11. Kalyani says:

    Lovely combo of veggies and ingredients there Sowmya ! Bet the little girl loved it too πŸ™‚

  12. FoodTrails says:

    Loved the combination of nutty coconut, sweet corn and flavourful coriander.. lovely share.

  13. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    What a wonderful combination with coriander and corn. The rice must have tasted so delicious with coriander and the crunch from corn.

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