Tuesday, 17 May 2005

Coconut Rice

Just in case anyone wants to make this easy rice variation themselves (Y)

a = 1x cups basmati rice
b = 1x cups coconut milk or cream
c = 0.5x cups water
d = 1x teaspoons salt
e = 1x tablespoons sugar

where x ~= 0.33 (recurring) per person.

If you want fluffy rice, rinse a a couple of times in water to wash away the rice flour.

You can vary the amount of b for a richer or more subtle taste. It doesn't matter whether you use of milk or cream: they're both just coconut + water, and cream just has more coconut than water in it. Just make sure to satisfy the constraint b + c = 1.5x cups of liquid.

Add a + b + c + d + e to a saucepan and mix.
Bring to boil on high heat, stirring occasionally. Immediately cover and reduce to a gentle simmer.
Leave on low heat for 12 to 15 minutes.
Remove from heat entirely. Leave covered for 15 minutes to sit.

This algorithm returns delicious cocount rice!

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