Sri Lankan Coconut Rice

This Sri Lankan coconut rice is a tasty accompaniment not only to the Sri Lankan vegetable curry but also to any spicy curry. Fresh grated coconut is added to cooked rice along with fried peanuts and a flavorful tempering. I loved the addition of soaked dals to the tempering, I think it made the dals nice and crunchy when sauteed. I used coconut oil to enhance the coconut flavor, but ghee or regular cooking oil can also be used.