Coconut rice (V)
- 1 fresh coconut
- 400 ml (14 fl oz) tinned coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 400 ml (14 fl oz) vegetable stock.
- 225 g (8 oz) fragrant basmati rice (or any long-grain rice)
- 115 g (4 oz) freshly grated coconut flesh
- * See our step by step instructions for cracking open preparing a coconut
- Bring the coconut milk and stock to the boil in a large pan
- Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water until it runs clear
- Add the rice to the stock, stir once, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Don't fiddle with it!
- Remove from the heat and leave covered for 10 minutes to absorb all of the liquid
- Heat a wok without oil and roast the coconut until it turns golden
- Fluff the rice up with a fork and sprinkle the coconut over the top