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Creamy Coconut Rice Recipe

Creamy Coconut Rice
Makes enough Creamy Coconut Rice for 4 people

I still remember the first time I ever tried coconut rice, it was on a long flight on the way back from a trip to the UK. I thought to myself “OMG I have to learn how to make this”. Over time I’ve adjusted the measurements and I believe I’ve come up with the best creamy coconut rice to accompany any curry, like Thai Red Curry or even our Quick Chicken Curry or Chicken Rendang.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of basmati rice, rinsed well
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 400g tin coconut cream
  • 3 cm piece of ginger sliced
  • 1 stick lemongrass, bashed and cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp salt

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Method:

  1. Place the rinsed rice into a rice cooker along with the water, coconut cream, lemongrass, ginger and salt and turn your rice cooker on and start cooking.
  2. Stir every 5-10 minutes till done. Discard the ginger. Serve with curry or it would make a great accompaniment to any dish with spice!

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