Coconut Rice

Ingredients
  • 1 large or 1 ½ pounds grated
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 fresh coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 cups raw rice
  • 3 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 medium onions
  • 3 or 4 bay leaves

How to cook

Grate coconut and extract milk in this way: put in fine cloth. knead. set aside thick milk. Add 1/2 cup hot water. knead. set aside liquid. Repeat with more water till total of 8 cups liquid is obtained. Clean and wash rice well. drain. put in rice cooker. Mix into it coconut milk. oil. onions (peeled and quartered). salt. turmeric. and spices. Put over good heat. Cover and stir occasionally to prevent sticking. After the mixture comes to a boil. continue stirring till only a little liquid remains. Place pot over embers only and put red-hot coals over lid. OR: place pot in moderate oven for 10 to 15 minutes. This part is important to obtain an aromatic taste. Serve with accompaniments which must offset richness. This recipe can be used with electric rice cooker.

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